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Judge apologizes to rape victim for asking why she ‘didn’t keep her knees together’

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A Canadian federal judge, facing losing his job over comments he made at a rape trial, apologized to the victim for asking her why she didn’t keep knees together, reports the Daily Mail.

Speaking before the Canadian Judicial Council, Justice Robin Camp stated that he was being “rude and facetious” when he made the comment to the victim, along with telling her, “pain and sex sometimes go together.”

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According to the unnamed victim, “He made me hate myself and he made me feel like I was some kind of slut,” before stating that he left her feeling that she was at fault for the 2011 assault when she was 19.

During the trial, Camp asked the woman, “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?” before lecturing her, “Some sex and pain sometimes go together … that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”

Camp also pressed the prosecutor over what comprised consent, asking if “it required any particular words you must use like the marriage ceremony.”

In an effort to hang on to his job, Camp now claims that he knows better after receiving counseling from a fellow judge and a psychologist, telling the inquiry board, “I was not the good judge I thought I was. I struck the wrong tone in counsel submissions.”

According to the judge, he didn’t fully understand Canada’s sexual-assault laws which protect women from from discrimination, saying laws are different in South Africa where he spent two decades practicing law.

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“I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” he told the board.

Camp’s own daughter, who is a rape victim, called her father’s comments ”disgraceful,” but insisted that he is a changed man now.

The judge’s hearing is expected to continue on Monday with the Canadian Judicial Council then forwarding its final recommendation to the federal justice minister.

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‘Stop tweeting about Joe Scarborough’: GOP’s Liz Cheney goes off on Trump after being asked about masks

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday broke ranks with President Donald Trump and said he should stop promoting baseless conspiracy theories about MSNBC's Joe Scarborough murdering a staffer 20 years ago.

As reported by Politico's Jake Sherman, Cheney brought up the president's murder conspiracy theories unprompted during an interview with reporters who had originally asked her about wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I do think the president should stop tweeting about Joe Scarborough," she said. "We’re in the middle of a pandemic. He’s the commander in chief of this nation. And it’s causing great pain to the family of the young woman who died."

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BUSTED: Trump flack Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in the last 10 years

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Trump White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany this week echoed President Donald Trump's statements that allowing everyone to vote by mail would result in an unprecedented surge in "voter fraud."

However, a review conducted by the Tampa Bay Times has found that McEnany herself has voted by mail a total of 11 times in the past decade alone.

"In fact, the Tampa native has voted by mail in every Florida election she has participated in since 2010," the Tampa Bay Times has found. "Most recently, she voted by mail in the state’s March 2020 presidential primary, just as Trump did after he made Florida his new permanent home."

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Kentucky militant’s wife plays victim after militia leader fired for hanging governor in effigy

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A right-wing militant was fired for hanging Kentucky's governor in effigy during a lockdown protest -- and his wife is furious.

Terry Bush, president of the Kentucky 3 Percenters militia group, lost his job Tuesday with Neil Huffman Auto Group after he was photographed and recorded hanging Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy before demonstrators gathered outside the governor's mansion and demanded that he come outside, reported the Courier-Journal.

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