GOP Congressman Says Todd Akin’s Legitimate Rape Comments Were ‘Partly Right’
If you thought we’d at least be able to make it through the end of the first month of 2013 without a GOP goon making a ridiculously insensitive comment, you thought wrong. Republican rambler Phil Gingrey took the opportunity to flashback on the most hated comment of 2012…..and co-sign it.
Another day, another inflammatory rape comment from the GOP.
Republican Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia is coming under the microscope for arguing failed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was “partially right” on his eyebrow-raising remarks about “legitimate rape.”
Akin, during his 2012 campaign, infamously argued that women’s bodies have the capability of avoiding pregnancy if the rape is “legitimate.”
Gingrey, a former OB/GYN and co-chair of the House GOP Doctors caucus, told a crowd at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Atlanta, that he used to advise couples having trouble getting pregnant to “Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don’t be so tense and uptight, because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate.’ So [Akin] was partially right, wasn’t he?”
Gingrey’s comments were first reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, which posted audio of the talk.
He continued, “The fact that a woman may have already ovulated 12 hours before she is raped, you’re not going to prevent a pregnancy there by a woman’s body shutting anything down because the horse has already left the barn, so to speak. And yet the media took that and tore it apart. Mitt Romney also didn’t help much. Todd Akin is a good man.”
SMH. The blind leading the bling over in the wonderful world of the GOP.