War on Women: Arizona Dem said he wanted to throat-punch female Republican over school choice bill

Arizona Dem threatens to throat punch Republican colleague
Arizona Capitol building (Wikimedia Commons)

Scratch a liberal Democrat, find a misogynistic hatemonger.  On Thursday, the Washington Free Beacon, citing an article at the Arizona Capitol Times, said State Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, a Democrat, wanted to punch a female colleague in the throat over a school choice measure she introduced in the legislature.

According to the Free Beacon:

State Rep. Jesus Rubalcava, a Democrat, said that his desire to attack Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko was because of the way that Lesko was “prancing around” after her legislation passed.

“I wanted to punch her in the throat,” Rubalcava wrote on his Facebook page.

Rubalcava initially declined to apologize for the violent statement, but has since deleted his post and expressed remorse.

“I was raised in a household where violence was not tolerated; especially against woman. I apologize to @DebbieLesko for my FB post,” he said on Twitter.

Rubalcava apparently came under fire on the social media site, as his Twitter feed is now protected…

The Free Beacon added:

Lesko said that she didn’t even know who Rubalcava was, but that the “threat of physical violence is not something I expect from my colleagues.”

Lesko’s bill, passed by the legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey last week, made all of Arizona’s students eligible for the state’s voucher system.

And, the report said, “Rubalcava is currently under investigation by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission for possible violations during the 2016 election such as failing to disclose payments made to family members who worked on his campaign, according to the Arizona Capital Times.”

Color me surprised — not…

Remember this the next time you hear a liberal Democrat decry a “war on women.”


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