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Democrat Congresswoman Blames Sexual Assault On Women Who Appear Too ‘Inviting’

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Every few weeks a random congressional representative will stumble out of the shadows of obscurity and make national headlines by saying something outrageously sexist, racist, or otherwise offensive — it’s a tale as old as the 1st United States Congress.

Typically, it’s an old GOP congressman who will say something like “[Black people] hate white people because white people are successful” or perhaps they’ll blame a white nationalist rally on a “Obama sympathizer.” However, this time, the wildly offensive comment was made by a Democratic congresswoman, who blamed victims of sexual assault on the actions of women.

In an interview with NBC5, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas weighed in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal by saying women could avoid sexual harassment if they wanted to by simply appearing less “inviting.”

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