He told the Journal Sentinel that his father had advised him not to have premarital sex, and he took that seriously. "He also told me one thing, 'If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,' " Rivard said. "Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say, 'Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said, 'Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said, 'they rape so easy.'
Another part of the story is that Paul Ryan haD endorsed Mr. Rivard. I have plenty of criticisms for Paul Ryan( R - Wall St.), but this is not one. I have to give credit where it is due. Today the congressman walked back his endorsement of Mr. Rivard. Here is a statement from Paul Ryan's Congressional campaign manager, Kevin Seifert:
"State Representative Rivard's comments are outrageous and offensive. Congressman Ryan believes there is no place in our discourse for rhetoric such as this. Congressman Ryan cannot support Mr. Rivard or his indefensible comments."
Congrats to Paul Ryan for doing the right thing, and leaving Roger Rivard all alone on his island of lunacy.
The next question is, if Paul Ryan is not supporting Roger Rivard, why are you?
There is a choice in the 75th Assembly district, and Stephen Smith is ready to represent!