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Minnesota Second Congressional District: Rep. Jason Lewis once complained that men could not name women's sluts. "He just lost his seat for Angie Craig.

Minnesota Second Congressional District: Rep. Jason Lewis once complained that men could not name women's sluts. "He just lost his seat for Angie Craig.

Republican deputy Jason Lewis from Minnesota came in the news this summer when it became known that he made intolerant comments about women on a radio show before he took office.

At a syndicated show he organized in 2012, Lewis spoke in defense of Rush Limbaugh, who was criticized for calling a Georgetown student "a slut" to submit a petition to the school to pay for her birth control. Lewis wondered why it was no longer acceptable to use the word to refer to women.

On Tuesday, Lewis belonged to a large group of Republican men who were defeated by democratic female challengers. When it meets next year, the new Congress will have more than 100 women in its ranks for the first time in history. Democrat Angie Craig won her bid to dismiss Lewis in the suburban area south of Minneapolis by about 5 percentage points.

Lewis, who voted President Trump's views 91 percent of the time, had his vote on the tax cuts and the attempt to withdraw and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Craig, a former health care manager, is included on the lists of Democrats representing various demographic firsts in Congress. According to NPR, she is the first lesbian mother and, for Minnesota, the first openly homosexual woman elected in Congress.


Democrat Angie Craig is celebrating her election night party at the Lone Oak Grill in Eagan, Minn., To announce victory over Republican Jason Lewis for Congressional District 2 in the mid-term general election of 2018 on 6 November. (Craig Lassig / EPA-EFE / REX)

Lewis's remarks were discovered by CNN in July.

"Well, the point is, can we call somebody a slut? This is what raises the question," he said during the show. "But it used to be that women were kept on a slightly higher level, we needed modesty from women, are we now behind those days where a woman can behave like a slut, but you can not call her a slut?"

The comments are part of a long track of statements he has made that have been critically reviewed. In the run-up to the 2016 elections, the Atlantic called him & # 39; Minnesota & # 39; s mini-Trump & # 39; and he noted his history of fire-prone remarks about issues of race and gender.

At another show in 2012, Lewis tried to explain the support of women to President Barack Obama by saying that they were "led by emotions, not by reason."

"We all know that women generally vote more liberally than men," he said. "It is the women who are guided by more emotion than by reason."

Lewis also spotted women who had been traumatized by unwanted sexual advances, such as being kissed or touching their thighs, CNN reported in October.

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