Sen. Patty Murray, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, called on Mitt Romney to take down his ad supporting Richard Mourdock in Indiana’s Senate race. In a statement, Murray said that if Romney is “serious about repudiating” Mourdock’s comment that pregnancies resulting from rape are the will of God, he will take the ad off TV.
“While Mitt Romney is rightly distancing himself from Richard Mourdock today, his ad endorsing Mourdock’s extreme candidacy continues to air in Indiana. If Mitt Romney is serious about repudiating these heinous views on rape, he will take down this ad immediately. National Republicans cannot paper over Richard Mourdock’s heinous views on rape. Enough is enough. The Republican Party needs to stop the coddling and take a stand against the horribly offensive and dangerous views of the Tea Party and their extreme candidates.”