Scott Brown calls for Akin to resign nom— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 20, 2012
This morning, Sen. Scott Brown tweeted that Rep. Todd Akin should apologize for his “legitimate rape” comment.
Apparently he’d like a little more than an apology.
Brown is now joining other Republicans in asking the Missouri congressman to drop his bid for U.S. Senate.
As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin’s statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.