In his 2012 Senate run, Todd Akin became the poster child for the Democrat’s “war on women” when he mentioned “legitimate” rape. Now he’s firing back at those who went after him, and he says Hillary Clinton is “hypocritical” for laughing about a child rapist in 1975 then laughing about it in a taped interview.
The Missouri Republican made headlines in 2012 when he said that exceptions in abortion bans weren’t necessary for rape victims because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down” just weeks before the elections. His comments caused a media firestorm and ultimately cost him the Senate seat, but now after 18 months of silence he’s back to blast Hillary Clinton over her actions that have truly been hurtful to rape victims.
“It is incredibly hypocritical that Hillary Clinton would carry on about an imagined ‘Republican war on women’” Akin told MailOnline. “When she once got a child rapist off the hook who she knew to be guilty, and laughed about how she did it when interviewed.”
“In the process, she de-legitimized the legitimate claims of the 12-year-old victim and then slandered the victim to justify her tactics.”
Ten days ago, audio tapes of Clinton speaking about representing the rapist of a 12-year-old girl in an interview from the 1980s. . In it she’s heard chuckling about how she got him off the hook for such a heinous crime.
She admitted to knowing he was guilty on the recording, and said that she worked the legal system in order to reduce his sentence to “time served,” which translated to only two months in jail.
She laughed, “I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.”
According to Akin, this was only a portion of a decades-long pattern of Hillary Clinton not taking the victims of sexual assaults seriously by trying to discredit their characters.
In 1975 she was running a legal clinic and took on Thomas Alfred Taylor’s case. She described the child victim as “emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing,” in an affidavit, while writing that she had a history of “false accusations.”
Along with Hillary’s pattern for marginalizing rape victims, Akin pointed out that during her husband’s 1992 presidential campaign she worked overtime to discredit the characters of the women who accused Bill of sexual abuse.
“She hired private investigators to silence those women – ‘bimbo eruptions’ in Clintonspeak – who had been seduced or sexually assaulted by her husband,” he said.
Obviously frustrated with his own treatment by the liberal press, Akin fired off a shot at the media about their double standards as well.
“I faced a media firestorm for an unclear comment. It is the responsibility of the media to make it clear that liberal Democrats like Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are the true perpetrators of the ‘war on women.’”
“Hillary Clinton, in fact, has made a practice of trashing women with legitimate claims to having been assaulted,” Akin said.