Mitt Romney calls for Rep. Akin to drop out!/AP/status/238004177316507649

Rep. Akin reaffirmed his decision to stay in the Missouri U.S. Senate race twice today, even as more and more Republicans were calling for him to step aside after shockingly stupid remarks made about rape.

Now, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling for him to drop out.

RT @AlexNBCNews: Romney calls on Akin to get out: "I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race.” #decision2012

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 21, 2012

Twitter reacts quickly.

The move to toss Akin overboard kicks up a notch. Mitt Romney adds his voice to the growing chorus…

— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) August 21, 2012

The timing of Romney's call for Akin to quit is a little curious. Deal in place for him to drop out and make Mitt look like the catalyst?

— Greg Pinelo (@gregpinelo) August 21, 2012

RT @KatiePavlich: Romney calls for Akin to drop out #justdoit

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 21, 2012

Prediction: With a half-hour before the deadline, Romney will call upon Akin again, uttering his first use of "motherf*****."

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 21, 2012

Twitchy will continue to monitor and update with developments.

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