Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Reveal Navigation

Gingrich Appears to Support Akin Gingrich Appears to Support Akin Gingrich Appears to Support Akin Gingrich Appears to Suppo...

share
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Politics / Sunday Shows

Gingrich Appears to Support Akin

photo of Chris Frates
September 2, 2012

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on Sunday to defend Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, who has been pressured by Republicans to bow out of the race after saying that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”

“I think Todd Akin is the choice of the people of Missouri. And Todd Aiken has publicly apologized,” Gingrich said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “People make mistakes.”

Gingrich said he is “fed up with the one-sided bias” that has Akin under fire for his comments but gives a pass to Vice President Joe Biden, who told an audience that included many black supporters that if Republicans win they will put them economically “back in chains.”

 

“Where’s the outrage over overt, deliberate racism?” Gingrich asked. “How come Biden shouldn't get off the ticket?”

Last week, Gingrich’s former presidential campaign aide, Rick Tyler, joined the Akin campaign.

See all NJ’s Sunday show coverage | Get Sunday show coverage in your inbox

Get us in your feed.
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus