Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has called on Representative Todd Akin to pull out of a US Senate race after he made inflammatory comments about rape. Akin has so far refused to step down despite pressure from fellow Republicans.
AP - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called on a congressman to abandon his U.S. Senate bid in the Midwestern state of Missouri, but the congressman has refused to heed calls to step down from Republicans who fear his comments about rape have threatened the party’s bid to gain control of Congress in November.
Rep. Todd Akin’s comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” ignited a firestorm, but he continued to defy top Republicans as he ignored a key deadline to drop out Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate campaign.
Todd Akin apologises but refuses to step down
Date created : 2012-08-22