Karl Rove's 'Murder' Joke About Todd Akin - Out of Line?
Rep. Todd Akin's office said Karl Rove must have "misspoke" when he reportedly made a "murder" joke about the U.S. Senate candidate. What do you think, a joke or out of line?
“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” joked Rove, according to a Businessweek report of the fundraiser included in the Politico article.
The alleged comment comes after, as previously reported by Patch, Akin, his family and his staff reportedly began receiving threats of death and violence following his comments on "legitimate rape" during a St. Louis area television interview.
Friday, in response to the alleged statements by Rove, Akin's office issued the following statement saying Rove must have "misspoke."
“Given the current FBI investigation of threats against Congressman Akin and call for acts of violence and rape against his family and staff joking as to the potential murder of congressman Akin is deeply disturbing. I am certain he misspoke,” Steve Taylor District Director of Congressman Akin.
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