Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after his spokesman, Michael Cohen, told The Daily Beast that, “by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse,” on Monday.
Cohen made his comments — which Wasserman Shultz called “a new low” — in defense of a “non-criminal” rape allegation Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, made in 1989.
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: This is a new low. Rape is rape. Full stop. End of story. There is no difference or division between ‘forcible’, ‘legitimate’, ‘marital’ or any other label Republicans slap on before the word ‘rape’. All rape is a disgusting violation, and Americans have fought too long and hard for that to be acknowledged to still have it questioned in 2015.
It’s a pattern of outrageous comments that must stop, and Republicans should call it what it is – despicable.