" BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri should drop out of his race because of a comment he made about rape.
In a television interview Sunday, the six-term Missouri congressman was asked if he supported making abortion available to women who have been raped.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
Akin responded by saying a woman “has ways” to prevent pregnancy during what he called a “legitimate rape.”
He later said he “misspoke.”
Brown issued a statement Monday morning calling Akin’s comments about women and rape “outrageous , inappropriate and wrong.”
“There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking "
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Scott Brown (R., Mass.), who is locked in a tough re-election fight in a Democratic-leaning state, said Monday that Rep. Todd Akin (R., Mo.) should resign as the GOP Senate candidate in Missouri, in the latest sign that Mr. Akin's remarks on rape are ...Read more
"As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin's comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong," Brown said in a release. "There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only ...Read more
It's committed by violent predators," Akin said. "I used the wrong words the wrong way." Calls for Akin's exit from the race grew Monday, with at least two Republican senators -- Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin -- saying he ...Read more
“As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin's comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong,” Brown said in a statement issued this morning. “There is no ... Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin's ...Read more