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.
— Piers Morgan Live (@PiersMorganLive) August 20, 2012
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.
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) August 21, 2012
So, instead of going on CNN where he could explain himself, Akin decided to stay home and let Jan Schakowsky do it for him.
— Matt Exotic (@MattCover) August 21, 2012
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.
— Piers Morgan Live (@PiersMorganLive) August 21, 2012
Schakowsky on Piers whining she hasn't "heard Republicans criticize their own positions…with regard to reproductive rights." #moron
— Brian Guy (@ItsThatBriGuy) August 21, 2012