In an exclusive phone interview this morning, GOP candidate Mitt Romney condemned Rep. Todd Akin’s remarks about “legitimate rape” and pregnancy. Romney’s campaign also released a statement last night.
“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.”
Yesterday Akin issued a statement saying he misspoke and tweeted that he does indeed “understand that rape can result in pregnancy.”
For the Left, Romney’s strong condemnation doesn’t go far enough, natch.
And of course, progressives are still working overtime to use Akin’s remark to smear Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.
The Left will willfully ignore that many Republicans believe that Akin’s “legitimate rape” remark was stupid and cringe-worthy — that doesn’t further the liberal agenda. Why acknowledge the truth when you can amplify one dumb statement to broad-brush the entire conservative movement?