(LONDON DAILY MAIL) The poster child for what Democrats claim is a GOP 'war on women' lashed out at Hillary Clinton on Wednesday in exclusive comments to MailOnline, calling her 'hypocritical' for defending a child rapist in 1975 and laughing about it in a taped interview.
Former Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin crashed and burned in his 2012 bid for a U.S. Senate seat, after claiming that exceptions in abortion bans for rape victims weren't necessary because 'if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.'
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'But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment,' he said ten weeks before that election, 'but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.'
Akin emerged from 18 months of media silence to double down on those comments, and to blast the leading Democratic presidential contender with a blistering verbal salvo.