Conservative Activists Ask Akin To Quit Race After “Legitimate Rape” Comment
Submitted by Emily S
Rep. Todd Akin is being asked to step aside after referring to “legitimate rape,” and suggesting that the female body rejects pregnancy when raped.
On Twitter Sunday, many Republicans reached the conclusion that Akin is no longer a viable Senate candidate. Until Sunday, Akin was the favorite to take incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s seat as Missouri grows increasingly conservative. But both sides of the aisle seem to think Akin’s rape comments could cost him the election.