House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) said Monday he hasn’t personally asked Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to bow out of his state’s Senate race.

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE told reporters on Monday that he made it “clear that [Akin's] comments were wrong, that I strongly disagreed with them and I strongly support what Gov. Romney and others did in calling for him to step aside.”

But Boehner said he has not personally called the lawmaker.

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Akin has been pressured to leave the Senate race since an interview earlier this month in which he said women would not get pregnant from a “legitimate rape.”

Democrats have sought to use the comments against Republican candidates across the country, and much of the GOP has called on Akin to drop out of his race against Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillDemocrats turn on Al Franken Trump rips Dems a day ahead of key White House meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Mo.).

Akin apologized for his comments but has refused to leave the race.

The Akin controversy erupted the same week Rep. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderLawmakers, celebs honor Tony Bennett with Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Bipartisan childcare bill won't help families that need it most The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Kan.) apologized for skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee, where the Bible says Jesus walked on water.

"We've got 400-some members and on any given day some of them are out doing things they probably shouldn't do. ... It's just a fact," Boehner joked on Monday.

— Updated at 1:54 p.m.