Missouri Senate candidate and current Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) recently compared his opponent Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) to a dog in remarks he made at a campaign fundraiser.
"She goes to Washington, D.C., it's a little bit like one of those dogs, you know 'fetch,'" Akin said. "She goes to Washington, D.C., and get all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri."
To hear his comments in full you can watch the video here.
Akin already faced nationwide criticism in August after sparking controversy by claiming that "legitimate rape" does not usually lead to pregnancy. Akin has been endorsed by right wing staunch women's rights opponent Phyllis Schlafly, who stood to the right of Todd Akin at his press conference in September when he announced he will stay in his race against incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill. Akin had faced pressure to drop out of the race due to his "legitimate rape" comment. Many Republicans, including Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), and four former Missouri Senators, urged Akin to step down from the race.
Media Resources: ThinkProgress 10/21/12; Feminist Newswire 9/26/12, 8/24/12
8/3/2015 The Senate is Voting on Planned Parenthood Funding Today - A Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood is expected to come to a vote today.
Sponsored by Republican Senator Joni Ernst (IA), Senate Bill 1881 would prohibit all Federal funding of Planned Parenthood or "any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics." The Senate will need 60 votes to advance the bill, which is being proposed following the release of highly edited video footage by anti-abortion group the Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
The CMP's misleading videos claim that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue. . . .