U.S. Capitol Police’s officers are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, according to the Associated Press.
Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said there was “an active, open investigation” into a reported threat against Akin, the Missouri Senate hopeful who made national headlines with his remarks about “legitimate rape” and abortion. She offered no further details out of concern for security of members of Congress.
Akin’s spokesperson’s said the congressman has faced a slew of threats since his news-making interview:
Several threats have been made against the congressman, his family and staff since the interview aired, Akin spokesman Steve Taylor said. Taylor said threats of rape and other violence have been aimed at Akin through phone calls, emails and tweets.
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