Scott Brown Calls On Akin To Resign Senate Nomination
Updated 11:04 a.m.
Some of Todd Akin's fellow GOP Senate nominees have already condemned the Missouri congressman's comments on rape. But Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown -- who was already among those slamming the congressman for the remarks -- has gone a step further, becoming the first GOP Senate candidate to call on Akin to resign the nomination.
"As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin's comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong," said Brown in a statement Monday. "There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin's statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri."
Brown, running for reelection in solidly-Democratic Massachusetts, has every reason for distancing himself as much as possible from Akin. His opponent, Elizabeth Warren, also condemned Akin's comments in a tweet Monday, saying, "I'm disgusted by Rep Akin's remarks about rape. The GOP agenda for women isn't just wrong. It's dangerous."