Democracy Now: Ryan Seeks Distance from Akin After Rape Comment

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan continues to face questions over his ties to Missouri Rep. Todd Akin. Republicans have urged Akin to drop his Senate bid following his claim that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of what he called “legitimate rape.” The Akin controversy has spilled over into the presidential campaign, in part because Ryan and Akin co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act last year, which attempted to redefine rape by introducing the term “forcible rape.” Speaking aboard a flight out of North Carolina, Ryan sought to distance himself from Akin.

Paul Ryan: “You know, he should have dropped out of the race, but he’s not. He’s going to run his campaign. We’re going to run ours.”


~ by wheresthemic on August 23, 2012.

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