State Representative Roger Rivard is losing support quickly from Wisconsin Republicans after his comment told to a newspaper, “some girls rape easy.”
According to the Huffington Post, Governor Tommy Thompson put out a statement saying that he was “offended” by what the state lawmaker said.
He also said:
"As a husband, a father of two daughters and the grandfather of six beautiful granddaughters, I am offended by state Representative Rivard's indefensible remarks. We must take instances of rape and sexual assault seriously and hold the perpetrators accountable to the utmost degree."
Rivard made his offensive comments last Decemeber after a 17-year-old high school student had sex with an underage girl in the band room.
He told the Journal-Sentinel that the comments he made were “taken out of context”.
This Thursday, Governor Scott Walker and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan withdrew their endorsement for Rivard.