The response from many Republicans around the country to Rep. Todd
Akin's (R-Mo.) appalling and now-infamous comments on "legitimate rape"
not producing pregnancies has been swift, unequivocal and appropriate.
When was the last time the National Review asked someone to step
down from a ticket just 24 hours after an offending remark? But the
sting of Akin's comments, even if he does step down, promises to follow
Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanTrump tariff talk raises questions for GOP Trump: Five things we know and five things we don't Ryan appears on Hannity's show MORE (R-Wis.) around in the days and weeks to come — even if
he doesn't agree with them.
The campaign of Mitt Romney denounced Akin's comments rapidly, and Romney called them "insulting, inexcusable, and frankly wrong." The campaign also released a statement that said that neither Romney nor Ryan agrees with Akin and that "a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape."
Get ready for The War on Women: Chapter 29.
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