On the heels of losing Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ 8th District), Congress GOP must say farewell to Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX, 27th District), who will not seek re-election next year amidst allegations he sexually harassed female staff members and created a hostile work environment. Farenthold regularly engaged in such charming behavior as having screaming fits of rage, slamming fists on desks and castigating aides, including regularly calling them “f*cktards” — then firing an aide after she complained. Rep. F*ctard… er, Farenthold… also bragged about having sexual fantasies and “wet dreams” about an aide and told a male staffer about to get married: “Better have your fiancée blow you before she walks down the aisle — it will be the last time.”
His wife is one lucky lady.
Farenthold endorsed Trump in the 2016 presidential race. After the Donald Trump and Billy Bush recording was made public, Farenthold was asked what it would take for him to rescind his endorsement, and whether Trump saying “I really like raping women” would be sufficient, Farenthold said that he “would have to consider it.” Farenthold later apologized, saying “I apologize for my failure to immediately condemn anyone who would say something as outrageous as they like raping women… I do not, and have not ever condoned rape or violence against women. That is not the kind of man I believe Donald Trump to be.”
Sort of, kind of anti-rape. A man of conviction.
Farenthold leaves behind a legacy of trying to gut the the powers of the Office of Congressional Ethics and dressing in one-piece fleece “ducky” pajamas alongside scantily women in lingerie.
R.I.P. Rep. Blake Farenthold’s career. While his time in congress may be ending, this picture will live forever, thanks to the Internet.