“The young folks that are coming into each of your services are anywhere from 17 to 22-23. Gee whiz — the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur.”
Sen. Chambliss said this during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
But here’s the thing.
Not a single candidate running to take his place in the U.S. Senate has pushed back on those comments.
Not Paul Broun.
Not Phil Gingrey.
Not Jack Kingston.
Not even Karen Handel.
This is just wrong.
After Sen. Chambliss made his outrageous comments, elected officials from both political parties have gone out of their way to say how incredibly wrong and misguided it is to write-off sexual assault against women as just something that kids do.
And one Republican got it exactly right: “It’s simple; criminals are responsible for sexual assaults, not hormones.”
But the folks who want his job have been silent.
Georgia deserves a U.S. Senator who doesn’t believe the personal violation of women is just a youthful indiscretion to be blamed on hormones.