July 7 ,2013
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.—There he goes again.
One of Colorado’s most embarrassing and controversial legislators is calling for the rape of Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., over legislation that requires doctors to provide an abdominal ultrasound before conducting an abortion.
“It’s fine to disagree with Gov. Walker, but it’s not okay for Joe Salazar to call for the governor to be raped,” Owen Loftus, Colorado Republican Committee spokesman, stated. “Rep. Salazar’s tweet is demeaning and offensive to victims everywhere.”
On July 5, Salazar retweeted a comment from comedian Sarah Silverman stating that she would “very much like to anally probe @govwalker…” and linked to an article about the ultrasound legislation Walker signed into law.
Earlier this year, Salazar found himself in hot water for stating that women shouldn't be allowed to carry a gun, because they are too emotional. Salazar was arguing in favor of legislation that would have restricted the ability of women to carry a gun in certain areas, stating—
“And you don't know if you feel like you're gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ... pop a round at somebody."
Salazar apologized for his boorish comments, but only after he garnered national attention and embarrassed the state.
"Where is Democrat Speaker Mark Ferrandino? Does he think it’s acceptable for House Democrats, under his leadership, to advocate for the rape of those with whom they disagree? ” Loftus asked. “It is time for Speaker Ferrandino to step up and remind his Democratic colleagues that it is never okay to advocate for or joke about rape.”
Below is the image of Salazar’s Twitter feed, with his disgusting and offensive joke about rape.