Congressman Todd Akin has now compared Senator Claire McCaskill to a dog. Akin, infamous for claiming women rarely get pregnant from “legitimate” rape, because their bodies have ways of “shutting down that sort of thing,” continued his misogynistic attacks.
“She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, ‘fetch.’ She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri,” PoliticoMO reported:
The remark was another in a series of quotes that could place more distance between Akin and female voters.
Earlier this year, Akin questioned whether McCaskill was “lady-like” during their first debate, and during their second debate was criticized by McCaskill for his opposition to “equal pay” laws for women.
Akin, speaking to the audience Saturday evening, said the focus on issues other than the economy is a “distraction” by the McCaskill campaign from her tenure in office, and encouraged voter to compare her six years as a senator with his 12 years in the House.
Curiously, Akin is a member of the House, where all spending bill must originate, so he would be more to “blame” than McCaskill would.
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