Michigan GOP Candidate Tells Daughters to ‘Lie Back and Enjoy It’ If Raped Robert Regan, who is running for a state House seat, has been widely condemned, but Michigan GOP leaders continue to support his candidacy.

Michigan GOP Candidate Tells Daughters to ‘Lie Back and Enjoy It’ If Raped

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

A Michigan state House candidate said he tells his daughters to “lie back and enjoy it” if raped.

Republican Robert Regan, who is running to represent Michigan’s District 74, made the shocking remark during a public discussion about efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. When someone said that it was “too late” to decertify the election and that Republicans should be focusing on other issues, Regan responded: “I tell my daughters, ‘Well, if rape is inevitable, you should just lie back and enjoy it.’”

Regan’s analogy was widely criticized as offensive and hateful. Michigan state Democratic Party chair Lavora Barnes called on the Michigan GOP to condemn Regan’s comment, saying, “This type of language is disgusting and Michigan Republicans have got to stand up and denounce Regan’s remarks and what his candidacy represents.”

Barnes added: “If they don’t, Regan will be the face of the Michigan Republican Party.” The Washington Post reports that state GOP leaders continue to support Regan’s candidacy.