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Todd Akin: Bill Clinton's 'history of sexual assault' far worse than 'legitimate rape' remark

washingtonexaminer.com Published: July 15, 2014
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Former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, jumping back into the ring after losing his 2012 Senate bid in the firestorm over his "legitimate rape" remark, said he was the victim of a media and political double standard that overlooked former President Bill Clinton's "history of sexual assault" to make him a national hero, reports the Washington Examiner.



“I merely had poor word choice, nothing I said was demeaning to women or in any way diminishing the seriousness of the crime. But it was simply words, whereas you had somebody with a history of sexual assault and indecency. There is a lot of difference between doing something, and somebody saying something,” Akin told Secrets.

The former St. Louis area Republican this week is releasing his memoir titled, “Firing Back: Taking on the party bosses and media elite to protect our faith and freedom.”

H/T: Drudge Report
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