Obama Campaign Denounces Rep. Clyburn’s Rape Comment: ‘No Place In This Conversation’

Obama Campaign Denounces Rep. Clyburn's Rape Comment

As we reported earlier today, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) said on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co. that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital consisted of “raping companies.” Hours later, the Obama campaign has responded with a statement denouncing Clyburn’s remarks as inappropriate.

ABC News reports that Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith said via email, “We strongly disagree with Congressman Clyburn’s choice of words – they have no place in this conversation.”

Patrick Devlin, a spokesman for Clyburn, doubled down on the congressman’s comments. He reportedly told ABC News that Clyburn used the word “raping” simply as a “synonym for rob or plunder.”

(H/T ABC News)

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