ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – In a statement released Thursday night, a spokesperson for Rep. Todd Akin confirmed that threats had been made against the congressman, his family, and his staff following Akin’s controversial comments on rape and abortion Sunday.

“I can verify that the Capitol police are working with an outside law  enforcement agency regarding threatening contact with our official office,” spokesman Steve Taylor said.

“The office of Congressman Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die.”

Taylor’s statement confirmed earlier rumors which surfaced Thursday regarding possible threats made against Akin’s congressional office in Washington.


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