Akin Accepts Apology From Rove Over Murder Comment

Source: Ashley Killough / CNN

Karl Rove, a former adviser to President George W. Bush and now head of the conservative super PAC American Crossroads, apologized on Friday to Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri after a reporter published biting words Rove used to describe the embattled Senate candidate.

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts,” Rove said Thursday at a private fundraiser, according to a Businessweek reporter who was not supposed to be there.

Akin has brushed off criticism from many Republicans and Democrats alike over his remarks earlier this month that a woman’s body has biological means of preventing pregnancy in ‘legitimate rape.’ He has refused to withdraw his candidacy and vows to continue campaigning against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, a vulnerable Democrat.

Rick Tyler, an adviser to Akin, said the congressman received and accepted an apology from Rove by telephone on Friday after the comments were reported by multiple news outlets. News of the apology was first reported by the Associated Press.

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  • deegee27

    It is amazing how one who is “supposed” to be held in high-esteem would imply murdering someone to further his own agenda. And these are the type of people you want running the country?? Unbelievable!!

  • Don’t suppose it occurred to anyone that this entire thing was scripted so that #Akin could become the victim. #typicalGOPstrategy