Sometimes, conservative politicians have said things about women that they end up regretting later (see: Todd Akin). But Bob Marshall, Virginia candidate running for Congress, regrets almost nothing. That's according to an interview in the Washington Times, which walks through Marshall's history of remarks on disabled children (they can be God's punishment to women who have had abortions), incest (sometimes, it's "voluntary"), and the Supreme Court (Justice Kennedy is probably "a homosexual"). When asked about those controversial remarks, the candidate said, "I don’t care. I mean, if I say something in public, I say it in public."
Marshall is running for a seat in the House of Representatives, after Republican Rep. Frank Wolf announced his retirement this term. Marshall currently serves in the Virginia General Assembly, and has gained some notoriety for his long track history of controversial remarks. As summed up by the Washington Times, here are those remarks, and his on-the-record responses to them in 2014.
Context: An address to an anti-abortion group, after the Kennedy-authored majority Supreme Court opinion on same-sex marriage.
Quote: "For all I know, Kennedy’s a homosexual. You can’t be doing some of these things without this kind of conclusion.”
Defense: "Clearly, some of the people who are making these decisions must be rationalizing their own bad behavior."