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Todd Akin: Hillary Clinton Has History of ‘Trashing Women with Legitimate Claims’ of Rape

Former congressman Todd Akin — yes, that Todd Akin — told the Daily Mail that presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was “hypocritical” for her “War on Women” rhetoric, given her defense of an alleged rapist in 1975.

‘It is incredibly hypocritical that Hillary Clinton would carry on about an imagined ‘Republican war on women’ 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,” Akin said.

“In the process, she de-legitimized the legitimate claims of the 12-year-old victim and then slandered the victim to justify her tactics,” Akin added, going back to the word that potentially cost him a Senate seat. “Hillary Clinton, in fact, has made a practice of trashing women with legitimate claims to having been assaulted.”

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Akin, who has a book coming out in July in which he “breaks his silence,” then intimated that the Clintons were due some of the media scrutiny he underwent following his “legitimate rape” comment.

“I faced a media firestorm for an unclear comment,” Akin said. “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.'”

[h/t DailyMail]

[Image via Sarah Conard/Reuters]

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