Missouri senators call on Akin to withdraw
Sen. Roy Blunt called on Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race Tuesday.
August 21st, 2012
01:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Missouri senators call on Akin to withdraw

(CNN) - Five past and present Republican senators from Missouri called Tuesday for Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw from the campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill following controversial remarks he made about rape.

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    He should stay in the race. Let the voters decide.

    R.I.P. Todd Jones

    August 21, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    My God, Akin released the GOP platform a day early, and pubes want him to withdraw.

    August 21, 2012 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Have you noticed the outcry on the right against Akin has been about his *phrasing* of the issue, and not so much about his *framing* of the issue on moral grounds. You see, had Akin used the word "forcible" as he claims to have intended, then none of this current controversy would have taken place. The underlying *idea* is still the same, that there are degrees of rape in their eyes, and the right wing still holds that belief. Akin just simply went off script and said it wrong.

    August 21, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    NO NO NO. Keep him in. Watch as he will not get ANY other ideas out for the rest of the campaign as he tries to do damage control to what could be the dumbest thing a politician has EVER said. McCaskill will cruise to victory in this one. Good job GOP. In 2008, it was the witch from Deleware, Sharron Angle, Linda McMahon and they blew your chance to take the Senate. Keep this clown in and it's 2008 redux

    August 21, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. cali girl

    I love how the GOP is divided over this whole issue, when pro life is their entire platform. Akin is just an idiot who said the wrong thing and the media jumped all over it. Good thing it did, it shed a light on the issue that runs deep for the GOP.
    Love how Robmey only just said he was offended. What concerns me more is the HP3, in 2010, that Akin and Paul Ryan co-sponsored together, creating a person hood amendment to say life starts at creation. And worked on many bills that never supported a woman being raped or by incest of having a right to abort the pregnancy.
    For all you rightys who say there is no war on women, it is confirmed now.

    August 21, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. demwit

    Another Akin article.., nice And it would be even nicer if CNN's political unit continues to ignore the rest of the real issues.
    Obama 2012!!

    August 21, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |

    VOTE OBAMA AND MC CASKILL! Let's move forwards not back to 1945!
    SHAME ON the GOP!

    August 21, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    They want Akin out because the Ryan/Akin bill reminds people that Ryan is a low-life too.

    They wanted to keep it hidden until after the election.

    Can't un-ring that bell

    August 21, 2012 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. ST

    Suppose he continues to be defiant and he wins come Nov. Will these GOP continue to reject him or what???

    August 21, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. L. R. Long

    The GOP will eat themselves alive to achieve the party's goals. So how much could they possibly care for the American people...?

    August 21, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. Squigman

    He just said, what all republicans feel and believe.

    August 21, 2012 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  12. American People

    Why should he quit? He's just spouting the republican mantra.

    August 21, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |