Family Research Council Defends Akin
Rep. Todd Akin has one far-right group in his corner.
“This is an effort to try to direct attention away from … Claire McCaskill, who has been supportive of Planned Parenthood — an organization that’s been under investigation for criminal activity,” FRC President Tony Perkins said in between meetings of the RNC platform committee.
Perkins lashed out at Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) for saying Akin should get out of the race.
“He should be careful because based on some of his statements there may be call for him to get out of his race,” he said of Brown. “He has been off the reservation on a number of Republican issues, conservative issues I should say. His support among conservatives is very shallow.”
Connie Mackey, the president of FRC Action PAC, said Republicans trying to ease Akin out lack “backbone.”