Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has garnered national attention for saying during a local TV interview Sunday that “legitimate rape” cases rarely result in pregnancy.
The comment has raised criticism from within his own party, but despite calls for his resignation, Akin said Monday that he would not terminate his race for the Missouri Senate seat. The Fix’s Aaron Blake wrote:
Rep. Todd Akin said Monday that he will not give in to calls for him to end his Missouri Senate campaign after his controversial comments about “legitimate rape.”
“I’m not a quitter. My belief is we’re going to move this thing forward,” he said during an appearance Monday afternoon on Mike Huckabee’s radio show. “To quote my friend John Paul Jones, I’ve not yet begun to fight.”
As a result, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Tex.) announced that the GOP would no longer provide funding to help Akin’s campaign. Aaron Blake wrote: