Target: Congressman Blake Farenthold
Goal: Resign for saying you would still consider voting for Donald Trump if he said he liked raping women.
When asked if he would withdraw his support of Donald Trump if Trump said he really likes raping women, Congressman Blake Farenthold said he would still consider supporting Trump. Farenthold should have immediately condemned such comments and affirmed that he would withdraw his support. Demand this congressman resign for his failure to condemn rape and willingness to support a rapist for president.
Trump has been under fire recently after a recording emerged of him years ago saying he kisses beautiful women and grabs them by their genitals without even asking them. There’s been a huge public backlash against the comments, which have been read as sexual assault.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes interviewed Congressman Farenthold and asked about the leaked recording. Congressman Farenthold brushed off the controversy as a “kerfuffle” and said that the comments weren’t bad enough for Trump to be worse than Hillary.
Hayes then asked if the congressman would withdraw his support if a recording came out of Trump saying he really likes to rape women. Rather than condemning such a horrific hypothetical situation and saying he would definitely withdraw his support, Congressman Farenthold only said he would “consider” it.
The fact that a congressman said he would consider supporting a rapist for president is despicable and shows he is unfit to serve. Demand Congressman Farenthold resign.
Dear Mr. Farenthold,
You recently said in an interview that you would consider still supporting Donald Trump even if Trump said he really likes raping women. It’s disgusting that you not only admitted that you would support a rapist for president but did so on television for millions of women across the country to see.
Someone who holds these views does not deserve the privilege of public service and is unfit to serve the interests of women. You may have apologized for your insane comments because of the public backlash, but this is not enough. I demand you resign from your position for your sickening views.
[Your Name Here]
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