Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Sen. McCain call for Rep. Akin to step aside; Update: Blunt, Talent, Ashcroft and Danforth join in; McConnell favors withdrawal
The junior senator from New Hampshire has joined the growing chorus in asking Rep. Akin to drop out of the Missouri U.S. Senate race.
Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are both calling on Todd Akin to end his Missouri Senate bid. #MOSEN
— Z.L.S. (@ZLS_Politics) August 21, 2012
Piling on a pile? RT @jamiedupree: GOP PILES ON – Sen Kelly Ayotte R-NH: "Akin's comments are totally offensive..Akin should step aside now"
— Ric the Magnificent (@NASCARNAC) August 21, 2012
— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) August 21, 2012
GOP PILES ON – Sen Kelly Ayotte R-NH: "Akin's comments are totally offensive…Akin should step aside now"
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) August 21, 2012
Twitchy will continue to monitor this story.
Blunt, Talent, Ashcroft, and Danforth (1 current & 3 former Missouri senators) tell Akin to exit the race https://t.co/Zchw1Oet
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) August 21, 2012
— Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) August 21, 2012
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is also calling on Akin to withdraw:
mitch mcconnell is being even more direct now telling akin to step aside. "sorry is not sufficient"
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) August 21, 2012