While national Republican power brokers are trying to get Senate candidate Cong. Todd Akin off the Missouri ballot before a crucial Tuesday evening deadline, one Missouri GOP leader is sticking by the candidate who managed to put the words "legitimate" and "rape" together and into the political vocabulary.
Reports The New York Times:
“The congressman is totally, firmly, solidly pro-life,” Sharon Barnes, a member of the state Republican central committee, said, adding that Mr. Akin believed “that abortion is never an option.”
Ms. Barnes echoed Mr. Akin’s statement that very few rapes resulted in pregnancy, adding that “at that point, if God has chosen to bless this person with a life, you don’t kill it...”
Ms. Barnes said that she believed that the controversy would blow over, and that once people in the state became more familiar with Mr. Akin, they would learn “what a great, conservative, godly man Todd Akin is, and they’ll put his comment in its proper context.”