Stephen Colbert on Wednesday had a message to Republican political candidates who keep mentioning rape this election cycle: “Fellas, you may not be aware of this, but in 1920, women got the right to vote.”
And since then, Colbert said, “among likely voters, rape’s approval rating has plummeted.” That didn’t stop Indiana Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock this week from saying pregnancies from rape are part of God’s plan.
“Sadly it is too late for Richard Mourdock,” Colbert said. But don’t shed a tear, he added. “Because I’ve come to realize this is just something God intended to happen.”
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