Failed Republican House candidate Bud May showed his busted-up smirking face in court yesterday to face a charge of second-degree rape. According to the state, May raped a woman in a bar after expressing a Trump-like theory of consensual sex:
The alleged victim said May decided to force himself on the victim in a bathroom stall at a bar and says May said to her at the bar: “I am 6′8″, white, it is all consensual.” According to the police report, he fled the area, and upon being detained he claimed he had no involvement at first, then claimed: “it was simply a hug.”
His bond was set today at $7,500 with a no-contact order regarding the victim. His preliminary hearing is set for November 30 at 11:30 a.m. [Humberto Giles-Sanchez, “‘It Was Simply a Hug’, Says Defeated SD House Candidate Accused of Rape,” KOTA-TV, 2022.11.15].
May evidently got more than one “hug” at the bar Saturday night:
…Referencing law enforcement reports, Magistrate Judge Scott Bogue said the woman was hiding behind a bar counter with dirt, blood and an abrasion on her face when law enforcement arrived. She said May raped her in multiple ways.
The woman told law enforcement the blood on her was May’s, who had been in an altercation before the alleged incident. May’s mugshot clearly shows a bloody wound on his left eye, which had settled into a dark purple by the time he appeared in court Tuesday morning via video conference from the Pennington County Jail [Shalom Bear Gee, “State’s Attorney: Failed SD House Candidate Allegedly Raped Woman in Bar Bathroom,” Rapid City Journal, 2022.11.15].
That’s funny: back in 2014, Bud May didn’t think being big and strong implied any sort of consent for taking what one wants, at least not when it comes to things he controls:
The Oglala Sioux and Lakota Sioux of the reservation have been told by the Federal Government that the National Parks Service will be taking land that comprises the South Unit of the Badlands National Park as a new ‘Tribal National Park’, only the wording in the bill clearly indicates that it will be a federally managed national park under the Department of Interior, giving mere lip service to its tribal title. The Congressional bill has already been written, and if passed through Congress, both tribal members and non tribal members will be stripped of their deeded land – at a price set by the federal government. If owners do not accept Washington’s offer (expected to be a meager one), the land can be acquired at no cost because the measure has waived all appraisal rights and stipulates that Washington can simply take Indian land by force under ‘eminent domain’.
…Tribal member and local cattle rancher Bud May believes the issue is not confined to Pine Ridge.
May states, “There is a feeling of common cause between attached parties on this issue – namely tribes and other reservations. The bottom line is we’ll all be under dictatorial control if something is not done quick” Patrick Henningsen, “Washington’s Militarized Land-Grabs: Targeting the Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota,” Global Research, 2014.06.25].
Neither Bud nor his mom, Representative Elizabeth May, have publicly commented on the rape charge.