Republican congressman Brian Mast, who represents a district in Florida, joked about raping teenage girls in Facebook posts that were newly uncovered.
“One of the comments involves a Feb. 23, 2009, photo of a bar outing posted by Rocco LeDonni, who is now Mast’s campaign manager. The photo was taken during LeDonni’s vacation to South Africa.
Mast commented, ‘im so proud of you… i hope you hook up with at least fifteen 15 year olds over there…. its legel there right.’,” the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported.
After the paper exposed the posts, Mast took them down from Facebook.
Mast is being channeled in November’s general election by Democrat Pam Keith.
“This is disgusting, unacceptable and dishonorable behavior for any man, let alone a sitting member of Congress,” she said in a statement. “Rape, violence and intimidation of women and children are not Brian Mast’s punchline — his words are an insult and betrayal to the women he claims to represent.”