Minn. Rep. Todd Akin has been announced as a guest on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

Earlier in the day, CNN had tweeted that Claire McCaskill would share her reaction to Akin’s comments on the show. However, the link embedded in the tweet appears to be broken.

Update: Piers Morgan opened his show speaking to an empty chair and referring to Akin as a “gutless little twerp.” The McCaskill interview was also pulled.

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In Akin’s absence, Morgan turned to Obama campaign national co-chair and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who followed Michael Moore’s lead in calling Akin’s comments — which he retracted and which were condemned by the Romney campaign — the “real” position of the Republican party.

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