NRSC Chairman John Cornyn & Senator Scott Brown Call on Todd Akin to Step Down …Update: Akin Loses Funding From Crossroads and NRSC

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, called on Todd Akin to step down today after his controversial rape comments.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today made the following statement regarding Congressman Todd Akin:

“Congressman Akin’s statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next twenty-four hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service.”

Senator Scott Brown called on Missouri Representative Todd Akin this morning to withdraw from the US Senate race in his state, after Akin made controversial remarks on rape.

More… FOX reported: Rep. Jeff Flake, who is running for Senate in Arizona, tweeted that Akin’s comment was “wrong.” Virginia Senate candidate George Allen and Montana Senate candidate Rep. Denny Rehberg reportedly have joined in the rebuke.

Meanwhile… The leftist Twitter lynch mob called for the rape and murder of Todd Akin following his comments.

More… Via Stacy Washington – Akin loses support from Crossroads and NRSC

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  • FurryGuy


    Yet another circular firing squad, staffed by RINOs.

    With allies like this it is a wonder the GOP ever wins elections.

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  • snap boy

    This was a stupid comment, made worse because Akin evidently believes what he said…if you’re raped you won’t get pregnant? Seriously? Has he ever taken a 7th grade sex ed class, just the kind with line drawings of the egg and sperm? Not only did Akin’s comment show abject ignorance of biology but puts a scarlet letter on the forehead of any rape victim who is worried about pregnancy.

  • ClinkinKY

    Akin should withdraw.

    With that said: Remember all the media outrage over the offensive, stupid comments made by Democrat candidates? Yeah, me neither. (Sigh)

  • javau

    claire employed the reid gambit and got republicans to nominate the worst candidate. looks like it worked.

    akins candidacy could lose the senate and bring down romneys chances. nice going mo voters

  • FurryGuy

    #3 August 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    snap boy commented:

    Should we hail you as Saint snap boy for being perfect? Blatantly obvious RINOs are leading the charge with this “torches and pitchforks” lynch mob mentality. They are more concerned about getting snubbed at the DC cocktail parties than about what is best the the country.

    Did you know that Scott Brown is a very outspoken advocate FOR abortion? I’d bet good money the others who are “outraged” by what Akin had to say (AND corrected) are pro-murder-for-the-unborn as well.

    Being human by the very definition means doing dumb things. The key is admitting one’s mistakes and trying to correct the flaws. As Akin did. Dems/Leftists/Progs constantly say stupid things but exceedingly rarely face the consequences for what they utter. Where are the calls for Biden to step down after all his “crazy uncle” rants?

  • Chris W.

    What a bonehead.

    But, as usual, Republicans have the decency to police their own and reject the stupids when they demonstrate their foolishness. you’re in for a good long wait if any of you expect the MSM to show any respect to the Party, however.

  • dwd

    Akin blew it. We NEED the Senate, and all he had to do was murmur pleasantries until the election because McCaskill’s numbers are bad enough to keep her from winning. The only silver lining is that if Akin were to be replaced (if that’s possible), the Senate seat could still get flipped to Republicans because in polling before the primary Claire McCaskill was losing to ALL Republican primary candidates. The margin between McCaskill and Akin was actually closer than between her and some other Republicans, if I recall correctly, so a replacement (if possible) could still beat her. Don’t know if Akin can pull it out after this… stealing Claire’s seat was a virtual guarantee… how a long-time politician can stick his foot so far in his mouth and blow it is just a mystery. Don’t “speak off the cuff” and wing it (especially on a topic like this one!) — haven’t you seen what happens to Obama when he tries that?

  • Jon

    I’ve seen a lot of stories about this but I had a lot of trouble actually tracking down the quote. After searching I finally found a video of the interview that he made his comment. My analysis was that it was a misguided and stupid thing to say, but I don’t think he meant to say that woman can’t get pregnant from rape. He did say that he had heard that there was some sort of way the womans body acts to stop it from getting pregnant (I’d love to see a source on that) but that if that didn’t work he felt the rapist should be punished and not the child. I tend to agree with that. Why should a baby be punished because his Dad is a bad person? I can’t even begin to understand the complex emotions a woman that has been raped, much less impregnated by rape, would go through but I don’t see how a bad experience such as rape justifies another atrocity of killing an innocent child.

  • Beth just south of Berkeley and just east of San Francisco

    I can’t even begin to advocate for voting based on fiscal conservativism when people get up in arms about statements like Akins’ (as well they should). The best I can do is speak of being faced with a hold-my-nose-and-vote election in order to convey that I can’t afford to go along with the social liberal ergo fiscal liberal too crowd.

    Statements like these just reinforce the liberal meme that social conservatism is all superstition. I faced that meme while defending various Born Alive Infant Protection Acts, as I was presenting them as logical, humane, and no infringment on any woman’s rights.

    And you know, if they did get their way and Akins did get raped himself, I would have a hard time feeling much sympathy. No rape is “legitimate.” No woman should have to get pregnant to avoid being accused of having participated in her own rape.

    Where’s the opposition research to understand the chains of liberal reasoning? Opposition research can uncover blind spots.

  • Opaobie

    snap boy, not every rape, in fact not every consensual sex act, results in pregnancy, but regardless, your constant distractions are unworthy of further comment. Clearly you don’t like Todd Aiken, you don’t want any Republican to win, you are here as a provocateur, and you are losing ground with every post.

  • Orlando Dweller

    Akin should be fired…out of a cannon!

    One moment of utter stupidity has undone countless hours of campaigning, and the impact of this on the party will echo through the whole country. It’s also started a lot of infighting within the party, at a time when what we absolutely need is a united front.

    Come November 7th, I suspect Obama’s campaign team will be sending Akin a thankyou card. In fact Akin might want to consider leaving the country because a lot of people want his head on a pike.

  • Finncrisp

    Joe Biden should withdraw because of the comments he made last week. Harry Reid should resign for comments he makes every day. Barry should kick himself in the *ss every time he lies. He would be one sore dude.

    Much ado about pirahana journalism on the latest R to put his foot in his mouth.

  • Bitter Clinger

    Let us pray that this unfortunate turn of a phrase didn’t just lose the Senate for us and thus the ability to eradicate OvomitCare from the face of the earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eddie Baby

    The concern trolls are out in force.

  • iamsaved

    Todd Akin’s comments are anathema to a successful candidacy in today’s political climate of virtriolic character assasination that is riddled with hypocrisy by the left-tilting media and Democrats. It’s a shame that it has degenerated to such a state but it is what it is.

    To paraphrase an old saying, “One ‘aw shucks’ can wipe out one hundred ‘atta boys’. It might be a good time for Mr. Akin to respectfully bow out of the Senate race and hopefully, the Republican candidate with the second highest vote total in the primary can take his place. Doing so now will give the replacement time to get his/her campaign engines revved up.

  • olm

    I don’t understand the absolute backlash against people who believe Akin should step down I don’t get it.
    Yeah, everyone makes mistakes but this one was so stupid and ignorant it is tough to imagine the blind allegiance to Akin. Why the blind allegiance to Akin? Is this his only gaffe? If it is, maybe it is a little easier to take. I read though that he has been making stupid statements all week. If that is in error, please correct.
    Serious question.
    It would be a shame to see McCaskill win and this is suddenly reminding me of Reid vs Angle.

  • Emilie Green

    say what you may, but the Left at least sticks with its bozos. Scott Brown is so, what is the word, snivelling. His ilk are no friends of conservatives.

    They can’t run fast enough from Akin who did clarify his meaning.

  • Brae

    I would never vote for him. This man is too stupid to serve

  • CT

    This conservative hopes the scales will fall from the eyes hardcore prolife movement. This rhetoric is just as odious as that we hear from the Taliban and just as antithetical to American thinking.