Scott Walker Calls On Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Missouri Senate Race

08/21/2012 01:07 pm ET | Updated Oct 21, 2012
  • Heather Asiyanbi Mount Pleasant Patch

Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin should drop out of the race after Akin made controversial comments about rape and pregnancy.

"Yes, he should step down. Those comments were ignorant at best and outrageous," Walker said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Sturtevant.

Akin on Monday said he opposes abortion even in cases of rape because he, added, victims of "legitimate" rape can shut down their body's ability to get pregnant.

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