Monday, August 20, 2012
Liberty Alliance joins the calls of fellow conservatives in demanding that candidate Todd Akin drop out of his contest for the US Senate after his offensive comments on rape.
We ask you to join Ann Coulter in tweeting @ToddAkin and encouraging him to withdraw now:
Here is an article from The Hill summarizing the calls for Akin to withdraw:
Republicans are increasing pressure on Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to drop out of Missouri Senate’s race as concerns mount his determination to continue could cost the GOP a seat and, ultimately, control of the upper chamber.
Party leaders, from National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRCC) Chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), along with prominent conservative bloggers, urged Akin to consider what was best for himself and the party.
The initial deadline for a candidate to withdraw from the race is Tuesday at 5 p.m., but the final deadline, with a court order, is Sept. 25 by 5 p.m. The state party committee would then have to choose a new nominee within 28 days or by 5 p.m. on Oct. 12, whichever comes sooner.
And the report from FoxNews: