ROMNEY DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM CANDIDATE’S RAPE COMMENT
By VICTORIA JONES
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON – Indiana Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock said Tuesday a life conceived by rape is “something God intended to happen” and “must be protected” during a debate.
The comments echoed back to Missouri Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin’s comment “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.”
Mourdock attempted to walk the comment back. “God creates life and that was my point. God does not want rape and by no means was I suggesting that he does,” he said.
Democrats moved on this, calling for Mitt Romney to denounce the comments and request that the ad featuring Romney speaking directly to camera on Mourdock’s behalf be taken off the air. A Romney spokesman emailed “Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views” in response. But Romney aides didn’t respond when asked if he would pull his endorsement of Mourdock.
Romney denounced Akin and called for him to exit the Missouri Senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments.
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