Aug 23, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
Howard Stern ripped into Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin Tuesday, after the Akin stated his belief that rape victims don't get pregnant in cases of "legitimate rape".
Akin made the statements during a Sunday morning interview, claiming that he's "heard" that when a woman is a victim of a "legitimate rape," she secretes a hormone which prevents her from getting impregnated by her rapist.
“When I hear a f**king flaming asshole like that," said Stern. "I tend to blame every Republican. You just go: ‘I can’t vote for these guys with their stupid abortion agenda’. It reminds everybody how dumb that is!”
Many big name Republican leaders and pundits have called for Akin to drop out of his Senate race against incumbent Claire McCaskill. Tuesday, Howard Stern featured a clip of Akin desperately attempting to take back the statements during a Monday night interview with Sean Hannity, who told Akin the whole party was suffering due to his remarks.
“When Sean Hannity, who is a conservative’s conservative, turns on you. You know it’s time to get the f**k out of the race,” said Stern.
Akin was also scheduled to appear on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" following the interview, but he canceled at the last minute, leaving Morgan with an empty chair. Morgan called Akin a "gutless little twerp" for weaseling out of the interview.