Del. Bob Marshall – bigot, misogynist, and general all around creepy guy – made national news yesterday by declaring that disabled children were God’s punishment for the mother having had an abortion. Full quote:
“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican.
“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”
Now, I’m not going to pretend to be surprised or outraged about it. It’s totally in character for him, in my view. He’s not going to resign, and his district will return him to office (perhaps further inflicting God’s punishment on Virginia?). He’s rather proud of his ridiculousness, and he’s rewarded for it. It’s Virginia, after all.
What I didn’t expect, however, was for him to out and out lie about what he said. WMAL catches him.
Marshall however today told WMAL he never said any such thing. “One of the reporters said to me, ‘I wondered why AP (Associated Press) and the other guys didn’t cover this. I said, ‘Jonathan, because it didn’t happen,’ ” Marshall told WMAL.
Well, there’s audio. Bob Marshall, Liar.