President Obama on Wednesday declined to comment on the dozens of sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby, but he didn't leave it at that.
In response to a question about revoking Cosby's Presidential Medal of Honor, Obama said there was "no precedent" to revoke the honor, but, commenting more broadly on sexual assault, he went on to say:
I’ll say this: if you give a woman—or a man for that matter—without his or her knowledge, a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape. And I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.
According to a 2005 deposition released earlier this month, Cosby admitted under oath to obtaining multiple prescriptions for Quaaludes and giving them to women. To date, more than 40 women have accused the comedian of sexual assault.