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August 21st, 2012
05:11 PM ET

Defiant Akin still in senate race

Rep. Todd Akin apologizes for his "legitimate rape" comment but stays in senate race, Brooke Baldwin and CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash analyzes reaction.

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  1. John Tyler Erie, Pa

    After listening to Rep. Akin's original comment it didn't sound like he misspoke. I would hope the voters are smart enough to see through his smoke screen apology and not vote for him. It' time for him to look for a real job.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:43 am |
  2. Janice A Connett

    This Republican is typical of the rigid uncompromising congressionals that only want to block any bill and not compromise. The Republicans are the first to advocate war where not only "the enemy" is killed, but thousands of our own young men are killed and maimed. How incongruent. That is certainly not "pro life"! How would these men, who want to control women's choices and bodies like it if we women demanded that ALL men ALWAYS wear a condom or be put in jail?

    August 22, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  3. jo ross

    Rep Atkin wants to go back to 1900's when women had no rights. He should be quitting the race and retire from politics. Also, the GOP is blaming the liberals for Atkin's comments. How ridiculous is that? We happened to see the all the Republican top brass saying they no longer want him, support him and he should drop out.
    Republican, please, stop flip flopping and admit that what Atkin said is on the bill Ryan and him passed in the House. They both said the same thing then. Do we support Rep. Ryan, no way! We know better..

    August 22, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  4. Dave

    Rep Atkin's words, ignorance and orientation are shocking. That he can be elected to public office is both frightening and a testament to the diversity of this great country of ours. At this time of extreme partisanship he should be applauded for standing his ground. His fate is exactly where it should be. With the voters of his district. The message here is register, get informed and vote.

    August 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  5. Diane

    Legitimate rape? So in essence he's saying that most women who say they're raped really haven't been. And then saying that he meant forcible rape? Yeah, right. The most stupid comment he made, though, was that the female body has the capacity to shut "the whole thing down." What an ignorant doofus. This guy needs to bow out of the race and stop insulting our intelligence.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm |

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