Governor Christie on Akin’s Rape Comments: “Asinine” and “Reprehensible”


Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) responded to Todd Akin’s rape comments on Monday. The rambunctious Republican said Akins comments were “asinine” and “reprehensible.”
CBS Local reported:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responded harshly Monday to bombshell comments about rape made by a Missouri Senate candidate.

Six-term congressman Todd Akin continued to come under fire Monday from fellow Republicans and Democrats due to his response to a question about abortion in cases when women become pregnant as a result of rape.

“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down,” Akin said during a Sunday morning television interview in St. Louis.

Gov. Christie was asked about those remarks at a press conference in Asbury Park. He responded by calling Akin’s response “reprehensible.”

“It’s [an] absolutely asinine, ridiculous statement by the congressman,” Christie said. “He should be ashamed of himself to be talking about it in that way. It’s stunning to me that somebody who’s offering themselves for high office like that would have those kind of thoughts and use that kind of language.”

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