Comments Surface Of Congressman Mocking Women Who Were Groped

UNITED STATES - JUNE 13: Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington on Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
October 19, 2018 12:02 p.m.

Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN) once mocked women distraught from alleged unwanted groping and kissing from then presidential-candidate Herman Cain, using a fake tearful voice and saying “come on! She wasn’t raped.”

Lewis made the comments in 2012 on his old radio show, “The Jason Lewis Show” and CNN surfaced the clip on Friday.

“I don’t want to be callous here, but how traumatizing was it?” Lewis said on the show. “How many women at some point in their life have a man come on to them, place their hand on their shoulder or maybe even their thigh, kiss them, and they would rather not have it happen, but is that really something that’s going to be seared in your memory that you’ll need therapy for?”

This is not the first time that Lewis, who is up for reelection in an extremely tight race next month, has gotten into hot water for his radio show comments.

Back in July, CNN surfaced two more clips. In one, Lewis questions why a woman can’t be called a “slut” if she’s “acting like” one. In another, Lewis suggests that women tend to vote for liberals because they are emotional and bad with finances.

Listen to Lewis’ comments here:

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