Why? Because this is not just a dumb statement made by one idiot Missouri who had a bad day – contrary to what the GOP wants you to believe – but a thought of a sizable portion of the fringe right of the GOP. Ryan and Akin attempted to pass a bill aimed at redefining rape to include a bipartite understanding of forcible rape. Look, I don’t want to issue unfounded statements, but look to Utah for this idea of forcible rape.
So, Steve King today, GOP Rep from Iowa who co-sponsored the bill with Akin and Ryan said this:
King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest.
“Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.”
Just think… this dynamic trio will be just a heartbeat away from the Presidency.