Corker Calls Missouri Republican’s Rape Comments “Unbelievable”

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker stopped short of calling on Missouri Republican Todd Akin to end his bid for Senate. But Corker, a Republican, says he found Akin’s comments to be “unbelievable.”

Akin suggested in a TV interview that a woman’s body can prevent pregnancy in what he called cases of “legitimate rape.”

“There’s no question the comments that he made were just unbelievably off base and it’s hard to imagine what he was thinking when he said what he said.”

Corker, who often sidesteps hot-button topics, says he’ll allow others to give Akin advice about his political future.

Senator Corker is in Tennessee on recess. He visits chambers of commerce in Lebanon and Cookeville Wednesday.

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