What the hell is wrong with this guy? What did he do, wake up and take Joe Biden pills or something?
Rep. Todd Akin, the newly-christened GOP Senate nominee in Missouri, said in an interview airing Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.
Explaining his no-exceptions policy on abortions, Akin was asked why he opposes abortion even when the pregnancy is the result of rape.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Akin added: “But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”
A tree stump could beat Claire McCaskill. Unfortunately, the GOP has this idiot instead.
Want something even dumber? Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz somehow ties this idiot to Paul Ryan.
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) August 19, 2012