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Burr calls for Akin to exit race

Sen. Richard Burr has joined the list of Republican leaders calling on Missouri Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw from his bid for a Senate seat after he used the phrase “legitimate rape” when talking about abortion and pregnancy.

“Congressman Akin’s comments about rape were outrageous, offensive, and, simply put, wrong," Burr said. "I urge him to do the right thing and withdraw from the Missouri Senate race now.”

Republican leaders issued a 5 p.m. deadline for Akin to withdraw from the race so that another Republican can take his place.


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A Real Profile in Courage

I'm curious: does Sen. Burr believe that Rep. Akin's comments disqualify him from holding public office?

And, if so, why doesn't Burr's statement include a call for Akin to resign his House seat and his membership on the Science, Space and Technology committee?

re mr burr urging mr akins to stop his bid for office in M.O.

 I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS CHANCE ON HERE TO INCOURGE MR BURR HIMSELF AN THE LIKES OF RENEE ELLMERS  AN CHERIR BERRY THE LABOR COMMIONSER TO RESIGN THEIR OFFICES AS WELL FOR THEY ARENT TRUELY ISTRESTED IN RESPRESENTING THE PPEOPLE OF THIS STATE AN THEIR DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE THEY ARE BOUGHT AN PAID FOR IN MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION BY THE COPORATE MONEY AN THE SPECIAL INSTREST THAT ARE ONLY INSTRESTED IN ASSITING THEM AN THEIR COPORATE SPONSORS AN THEIR LOBBYIST SO I SAY RESIGN THE WHOLE LOT OF YOU  THANK YOU

More Republican Hypocrisy, if that's possible

They are standing up one by one urging Akin to just go away, but he won't and I agree he shouldn't.

Many of the same Republicans that bad mouth him now have all said as much or worse than him at one time or another.

The problem is Akin is closely associated with Ryan and their joint wacky House bill to ban abortion unless involving "forcible rape" which is not a legal term at all and leaves much in doubt about what they meant regards abortion but no doubt what they feel about women's rights.

 

The point being both Akin and Ryan are rabid Anti-choice radicals and GOP hacks think he might hurt the national ticket.

 

Frankly, I think Akin will win handily in MO. He still leads in the polls and that part of the country is bending toward the radical side quite a bit already.

I think Akin should just go ahead and let the people decide in MO. If  they are nuts enough to elect him as their Senator, that's their problem.

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