Incumbent GOP Rep. Ralph Norman is under fire for joking that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln”:

Dem challenger Archie Parnell pounced on the joke, saying “my opponent apparently thinks sexual assault is a joke”:

Um, maybe sit this one as Parnell’s ex-wife accused him of spousal abuse in divorce proceedings:

Parnell never denied the accusations, by the way:

More from the Post and Courier:

In October 1973, Archie Parnell, then a University of South Carolina student, was locked out of some friends’ apartment to protect Kathleen Parnell, who was staying there. At 2 a.m., Archie Parnell used a tire iron to break a glass door, the complaint said. He made more unspecified accusations to Kathleen Parnell before striking her several times. She said she was beaten again later that evening.

After the “acts of physical cruelty,” Kathleen Parnell said she feared for her life and did not want to stay married. She obtained a restraining order against Archie Parnell after seeking the divorce, according to court documents. The divorce was finalized in early 1974.

Confronted with the court records by aides last week, Parnell did not deny the allegations. But even as his staff fled the campaign en masse, he refused to drop out of the race Monday.

Now, this brings us to MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle who had this reaction to the Norman joke:

We eagerly await a similar GIF-worthy facial reaction when she finally figures out that it’s the Dem in the race who is the monster toward women.

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