America now knows about some random Congressman they’ve never before heard of because - it’s election season! Democrats haven’t had much good news lately, so they had to settle for an idiotic statement (‘legitimate rape’) from a guy with an "R" next to his name. But have you heard about the Democrat who got caught having sex with a 17 year old at a highway rest stop? Of course not!
During an interview, Akin claimed that the female reproductive system would shut down during "legitimate rape" in order to avoid an unwanted pregnancy. While he has rightly been ridiculed and chastised by the right and the left for claiming that there are cases where a rape was "illegitimate", as well as a having an extremely poor understanding of the basics in the human reproductive system, it seems like the media doesn't want this story to go away.
Despite the scrutiny, Akin has said he will stay in his race for U.S. Senate.
When reading the story, Glenn was baffled by how the Congressman could make such an idiotic statement.
And while his comments represent a serious lack in judgement, why is no one talking about Rep. Kerry Gauthier?
Who is Rep. Kerry Gauthier? NY Daily News explains:
Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop.
While Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, will lose support from fellow Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members if he continues with his campaign, party leaders stopped short Monday of asking him to immediately resign.
The first-term legislator wasn’t charged in the alleged July 22 encounter because the legal age of consent in Minnesota is 16 and no money was exchanged, according to the St. Louis County attorney’s office. Police say the two had oral sex behind a rest stop pavilion in Duluth after the teen responded to Gauthier’s Craigslist ad looking for a “no strings attached” sex.