Republican Sorry He Said Men Should Be Able To Rape Women If Abortion Is Legal
Maine State Rep. Lawrence Lockman didn’t exactly single out that remark, but rather gave a blanket “apology” for many thinks he said over the years that only enhance the argument that his party has a war on women.
Republican state lawmaker Lawrence Lockman has only been serving in the Maine House of Representatives since 2012, but has a long history in state politics, much of which he seems to have spent making ignorant and deeply offensive comments about rape, abortion and HIV/AIDS, among other issues…
Having been exposed as a prolific and outspoken bigot, Lockman promptly issued a statement arguing that the decades he spent publicly expressing his political views and opinions have, apparently, nothing at all to do with how he legislates today. “I have always been passionate about my beliefs, and years ago I said things that I regret,” Lockman said. “I hold no animosity toward anyone by virtue of their gender or sexual orientation, and today I am focused on ensuring freedom and economic prosperity for all Mainers.”