Romney Addresses Akin Situation, Again

TAMPA, Fla. (KMOX/CBS) – The controversy over the U.S. Senate candidacy of Missourian Todd Akin is following Republicans as they assemble in Tampa for their national convention.

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed comments Akin made last week, when he used the terminology “legitimate rape.”

“I think it was a terrible statement on his part. I think it was uninformed. I think it was outrageous and offensive. I’ve asked him to get out of the race. I think I’ve distanced myself from the kind of thing he said as far as I possibly can. He was wrong,” Romney said.

On Friday, Akin held a news conference in St. Louis to say he plans on staying in the race and taking on incumbent Claire McCaskill in November.

  • Romney Addresses Akin Situation, Again – CBS Local | Headline News Network

    […] CBS Local […]

  • Akin Speaks on KMOX « CBS St. Louis

    […] reiterated that he will not bow out of the race, as some higher-ups in the GOP including, Mitt Romney and RNC chair Reince Priebus have asked him to do. adsonar_placementId=1557668 ;adsonar_pid=2728767 […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Listen Now
Thanksgiving Guide
Make Your Picks!

Listen Live