Senator Says US Diplomats Response Like Blaming Rape Victim
Kyl, 70, spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill.
From ABC News:
“It’s like the judge telling the woman who got raped, ‘You asked for it because of the way you dressed.’ OK? That’s the same thing. ‘Well, America, you should be the ones to apologize, you should have known this would happen, you should have done – what I don’t know – but it’s your fault that it happened.’ You know, for a member of our State Department to put out a statement like that, it had to be cleared by somebody. They don’t just do that in the spur of the moment.”
A spokesman for the retiring senator said Wednesday evening that “the comments were meant to demonstrate that innocent victims of violence need never apologize to those committing the heinous acts of violence.”
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