Austin, TX — In yet another instance of disgusting comments made by Texas Republicans, Texas Republican Congressman Jamie Berryhill “posted a comment on Facebook Tuesday comparing a nation without borders to a woman who’s been sexually assaulted – and who no longer has any value.”
- “Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill posted a comment on Facebook Tuesday comparing a nation without borders to a woman who’s been sexually assaulted – and who no longer has any value.”
- “It reads – ‘A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious value pillaged and taken.’”
- “When asked to explain the post at a news conference this afternoon, Berryhill told CBS7 that, ‘Our nation is like women. If our borders are being encroached, it is like a woman. Like a precious woman, a person that is being defiled by an unruly infiltrator.’”
Absolutely Disgusting. Texas Republicans Continue to Have No Shame.
Texas Democratic Party Spokesperson Brittany Switzer issued the following statement:
“There is no justification for comments like this. Period.
“This isn’t an isolated incident. From refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act to supporting a President who has been accused of sexual assault multiple times, this is how Trump Republicans view women and survivors of sexual assault.
“To every Texas Republican who refuses to condemn Berryhill: silence is the same as being complicit. Greg Abbott, John Cornyn, and the rest of the Texas Republican establishment must speak up now.”