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Rep. Todd Akin Receiving Rape Threats; Capitol Police Try to Determine if They're Legitimate

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The office of Missouri Representative Todd Akin has confirmed that they have received threats directed at the senatorial candidate, his family and his staff.

The capitol police and the FBI are both investigating these threats, which come in the wake of Rep. Akin's controversial and since-recanted comments about "legitimate rape" and the apparent decision-making prowess of the vagina.

In light of all that, it should come as no surprise what the nature is of the threats made against Akin and family.


Steve Taylor, the Akin campaign's communication director, released the following statement on the matter:
"Capitol police are working with an outside law enforcement agency regarding threatening contact with our official office.  The office of Congressman Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die."
Not that such threats are making Akin consider his campaign. Just this morning on his Facebook page, Akin's team celebrated reaching $150,000 in small-dollar contributions from his grassroots supporters, and urged his followers to push on to $200,000. These are not the actions of a man who's shutting down his campaign, rape threats be damned.

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29 comments
miqie
miqie

Just remember Todd, if you're threatened, "the body has a way of shutting that whole thing down" 

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

It's amazing how people understand what the word legitimate means when used by the RFT but don't understand what is meant by the same word used by Akin. I guess it doesn't fit your agenda. Legitimate = true as apposed to a lie. Women have lied about rape in the past. It's not something new. Just ask the Duke lacrosse team.

hopkinsderrick
hopkinsderrick

This is just too sweet!!

 

Hopefully, the authorities will apprehend whomever is responsible before a legitimate rape occurs!!!! lol

Jacob DeVore
Jacob DeVore

Oh, he's already won the hearts and minds of his fellow cavemen.

Jacob DeVore
Jacob DeVore

Oh, he's already won the hearts and minds of his fellow cavemen.

Derek Protte
Derek Protte

nicely said jacob lol the people on here that are pissed about rape threats obviously arent smart enough to see that THE HEADLINE IS THE JOKE.

Derek Protte
Derek Protte

nicely said jacob lol the people on here that are pissed about rape threats obviously arent smart enough to see that THE HEADLINE IS THE JOKE.

Jacob DeVore
Jacob DeVore

if it's a legitimate threat, they have a way to, y'know, shut that whole thing down.

Meg Ante
Meg Ante

They're poking fun at him, not rape, jeesh. And I'll eat my hand if someone from his staff actually gets raped.

Meg Ante
Meg Ante

They're poking fun at him, not rape, jeesh. And I'll eat my hand if someone from his staff actually gets raped.

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

I don't see how a rape threat is funny? Keep it classy STL. Showing your true colors as usual.

Soda Man
Soda Man

there probably not "Legitimate" rape threats!

Bowls MacLean
Bowls MacLean

I don't buy it. Seriously, someone actually threatened to "rape" his staff? This is a feeble ploy to paint him as some kind victim. I call BULLSHIT on this so call 'threat'. It doesn't add up.

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

I would think those threats might not be credible. Maybe a smokescreen to take everyone's mind off of his horrid comments

sharonpachyderm
sharonpachyderm

If Todd is worried about rape, perhaps he should stay seated.

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