There are very few things in life that I thought would make me call for the resignation of a politician. Clear corruption and dereliction of duty, surely. Treason, obviously. If they stated “Hail Hitler” on the floor of Congress.
Somehow Rep. Akin found a new one.
Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
This is abhorrent, ignorant, idiotic, foolish, blindingly stupid…I would use a few other choice words, but I have promised never to curse on this site.
Akin must go…now. I am willing to give leeway to candidates saying dumb things once in a while, things that are a slip of the tongue, or a simple misunderstanding. This is none of those. The video of this is worse than the quote. It shows a man that is clueless beyond all measure, and shouldn’t be voted in as a local dog catcher, let along as a U.S. Senator.
It is time for the GOP and the conservatives of America to stand up and replace this man, because he is not fit to be a member of the U.S. Senate.