Michigan Republican who made ‘Lie Back’ rape comment loses to Democrat

Robert Regan, the Michigan Republican who has said rape victims should “lay down and enjoy it,” lost his State House bid to Democratic opponent Carol Glanville in a special election on Tuesday.

The neighborhood Regan sought to portray, a conservative area north of Grand Rapids whose residents are mostly white, has only ever been held by Republicans, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Glanville received about 52% of the vote, ahead of Regan’s 40%, according to local reports citing unofficial results from the Kent County Clerk’s Office.

“Western Michigan’s values ​​of integrity, decency and concern for the common good won tonight,” Glanville said in a Facebook post thanking voters for sending her to the State House.

Regan sparked outrage in March with the advice he says he shares with his three daughters, should they ever come under attack.

“Having three daughters, I tell my daughters, ‘Well, if rape is unavoidable, you should just lay down and enjoy it,'” Regan said during a Facebook Live broadcast.

One participant, Amber Harris, replied: “That was a disgraceful comment.”

“If you’re in Michigan and you’re over 18, for the love of God, don’t vote for my dad as your state representative. Tell everyone,” she said. wrote in a tweet.

It went viral and Regan lost that election as well.


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