That didn’t take long…
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tried to tie Paul Ryan to Todd Akin.
Daily Kos reported:
CNN reports that Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has pointed out the similarities in Reps. Paul Ryan’s and Todd Akin’s positions on abortion.
The issue is particularly sensitive for Ryan, a devout Catholic and staunch anti-abortion politician who has previously expressed opposition to abortion in all cases except when the life of the mother is endangered.
A Romney-Ryan campaign official, speaking on condition of not being identified, confirmed to CNN that Ryan’s personal view opposes abortion in the case of rape. The campaign official said Ryan’s stance differed with Romney’s view, which was described in the statement Sunday and is the formal position of the GOP presidential ticket.
Democrats immediately challenged the Romney-Ryan team on the issue.
“They’ve been trying to distance themselves from it — but Congressman Ryan has already partnered with Akin on a whole host of issues that restrict women’s ability to make their own health care decisions,” said a statement by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. “This kind of ‘leadership’ is dangerously wrong for women.”
It’s just beginning.
UPDATE: Cook Political moves Missouri Senate to likely Democrat.
“Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin’s comment over the weekend about “legitimate rape” has rendered him unelectable in his bid against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. As such, the race moves to likely Democrat.”
Hat Tip Andrea