McConnell: Rep. Akin's apology not good enough

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's top-ranking Republican says Rep. Todd Akin's apology isn't good enough and is reiterating calls for him to step aside.

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says he's certain Akin truly is sorry for comments he made Sunday suggesting that women can prevent pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape" is sincere. But McConnell says that "when the future of our country is at stake, sorry is not sufficient."

McConnell and other Republicans are piling on pressure for Akin to leave the Missouri Senate race. Akin reiterated Tuesday he was staying in the contest against Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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  • by SAM Location: Grand Junction on Aug 21, 2012 at 04:13 PM
    The arrogance of some people is astounding. It is perfectly clear that this man do not care anything about the republican party, his country or anything besides himself and his importance. He should be tarred and feathered and ran out of the country.
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