Akin’s Office: Rove’s Joke About Murdering Him Is ‘Deeply Disturbing’

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August 31, 2012 12:02 p.m.

Rep. Todd Akin’s office is not amused at Karl Rove’s joke about murdering the Missouri Senate candidate, over his refusal to drop out of the race following his false comment about a woman’s body being able to prevent pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape.”

“Given the current FBI investigation of threats against Congressman Akin and calls for acts of violence and rape against his family and staff, joking as to the potential murder of Congressman Akin is deeply disturbing,” Akin’s congressional press secretary Steve Taylor said in a statement Friday. “I am certain he misspoke.”

Rove joked to donors in Tampa on Thursday, “If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!”

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