Republican women react to domestic violence charges and it is … underwhelming

It seems that Republican women—well, at least the three the Associated Press managed dig up for this article—aren’t happy with Donald Trump’s approach to domestic violence charges. Emphasis on “approach.” And here they are, fired up and ready to kick ass against domestic violence:

“It’s the mixed signals. They’ve just got to be stronger, more consistent, clearer in the message” to women, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Tuesday.

Here’s a thought, Shelley: If you’re not always strong, consistent, and clear in your condemnation of domestic violence, you’re enabling or covering up for it. It would be like someone not strongly, consistently, and clearly denouncing Nazis. Oh, wait, that already happened.

“I’m extremely disappointed in this situation. Abuse is never OK,” Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said on CNN Tuesday.

Oh, ouch. That’ll leave a mark, Joni. Because who among us hasn’t seen an image of a beaten woman and thought, “How disappointing. That’s not okay.” That’s a reaction that is likely followed up with a casual, “Now, where did I leave my keys?” 

Jennifer Horn, former New Hampshire Republican chairwoman, added, “Every single time the president tries to excuse a man who has assaulted women, it makes it harder and harder for our candidates to run credible campaigns.”

Yes, Jennifer, when the president makes excuses for a wife beater, our first concern should be “Now, how can we get more people just like him elected?”