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Ex-GOP Chairman Showed One Woman What ‘Legitimate Rape’ Is

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Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert J. Kerns has just been arrested for an alleged sexual attack against a former employee where he is claimed to have drugged her with a mixture of Ambien and wine. ?If anyone ever wondered what the definition of “legitimate rape” that right-wing fanatics are always talking about, this is it.

The details of the attack, reported by, are both unsettling and jaw dropping.

Former Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman Robert J. Kerns has been arrested for rape of an unconscious person?and related charges after an alleged sexual assault?that occurred in late October, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.


Kerns, 66, who led the GOP from 2008 through?Nov. 15 when he resigned after the sexual assault investigation was reported,?was charged with 19 criminal counts, including rape of an unconscious victim, rape of a substantially impaired person sexually assault, aggravated indecent assault without consent, possession of an instrument of crime with intent, and possession of a controlled substance.


According to Ferman, Kerns and the victim, and employee at his Upper Gwynedd law firm,?were at a work celebration at Radice restaurant in Whitpain township on Oct. 25. Around 6 p.m., Kerns offered the victim a ride to her home in?King of Prussia and allegedly encouraged her to drink from a bottle of wine that he had secretly drugged with Ambien.



Ferman says that the victim lost consciousness, and Kerns raped and sexually abused her while in his car; the assault was allegedly so violent that it cause severe genital injuries and other injuries to multiple parts of her body.


Ferman alleges that the victim began to regain consciousness as the defendant drove closer to her neighborhood, and remembers the last few turns to her house. Once at her house, the victim said Kerns took her upstairs and sexually abused her once more before leaving her home.

No wonder so many members of the GOP and the Tea Party are against a woman’s right to choose in the case of rape or incest. ?They wouldn’t want to risk the potential of it being one of their own.

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Written by Tiffany Willis Clark

Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan, a proponent of voluntary simplicity, a single mom, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she has spent most of her career actively working with “the least of these" -- disadvantaged and oppressed populations, the elderly, people living in poverty, at-risk youth, and unemployed people. She is a Certified Workforce Expert with the National Workforce Institute, a NAWDP Certified Workforce Development Professional, and a certified instructor for Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. She also has a grossly neglected personal blog, a  Time Travel blog, a site dedicated to encouraging people to  read classic literature 15 minutes a day, and a literary quotes blog that is a labor of love. Find her somewhere and join the discussion.

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