Republican Candidate Said What About Rape Now?

  • Aired:  10/25/12
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Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock draws widespread criticism for rape comments but retains Mitt Romney's endorsement. (4:26)

-- CHEERS PLEWES.

WELCOME BACK.

YOU KNOW, A LOT OF CONGRESSIONAL RACES GOING ON ALSO AROUND THE COUNTRY, IN FACT ONE SENATE CANDIDATE

FROM INDIANA JUST GOT SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS.

>> I'M SUPPORTING RICHARD MOURDOCK FOR SENATE.

>> I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY ARE PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS LIKE THAT MOURDOCK JUST SNALINGED THIS PLUMB

ENDORSEMENT LAST WEEK.

LET'S CHECK IN AND SEE WHAT THIS BRASH YOUNG REPUBLICAN IS ALL ABOUT.

>> I BELIEVE THAT LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

THE ONLY EXCEPTION I HAVE FOR, TO HAVE AN A DORTION IS IN THAT CASE FOR THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER.

I STRUGGLED WITH IT MYSELF FOR A LONG TIME, BUT I CAME TO REALIZE LIFE IS THAT GIFT FROM GOD AND I THINK EVEN

WHEN LIFE BEGINS IN THAT HORRIBLE SITUATION OF RAPE THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT GOD INTENDED TO HAPPEN.

>> Jon: WELL THAT BRINGS US TO YET ANOTHER INSTALL AM OF OUR SURPRISINGLY RECURRING SERIES REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

SAID WHAT ABOUT RAPE NOW?

(LAUGHTER) NOW I AM NOT-- I AM NOT A POLLSTER, OR A PUNDIT.

BUT HERE'S HOW YOU KNOW YOUR CAMPAIGN MAY HAVE VEERED SLIGHTLY INTO THE WEEDS.

WHEN 1 WEEK AFTER YOUR PARTY'S LEADER ENDORSES YOUR CANDIDACY YOU HAVE TO CALL A PRESS CONFERENCE TO SAY THIS.

>> I ABSOLUTELY ABHOR VIOLENCE.

I ABHOR ANY KIND OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

I ABHOR RAPE.

AND I AM ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT AS I STAND HERE THAT THE GOD THAT I WORSHIP ABHORS VIOLENCE, ABHORS SEXUAL VIOLENCE, AND ON HOUR

SHALL -- ABHORS RAPE.

>> Jon: SO NOW THAT I'VE CLEARED UP THAT I DO NOT WORSHIP A RAPE LOVING DIETY-- (LAUGHTER) LET ME JUST REITERATE

MOURDOCK 2012.

WHOOO!

WOW!

WELL, I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THAT ROMNEY ENDORSEMENT WHILE IT LASTED, MOURDOCK, BECAUSE YOU CAN BLOW THE

KISS GOOD-BYE.

>> MR. MOURDOCK'S COMMENTS DO NOT REFLECT GOVERNOR ROMNEY'S VIEWS.

WE DISAGREE ON THE POLICY REGARDING EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE AND INCEST-- INCREST BUT STILL SUPPORT HIM.

>> Jon: NOT OFTEN DO YOU HEAR SOMEONE SAY I DISAGREE WITH YOUR VIEWS ON RAPE AND INCREST BUT -- -- INCEST.

>> I DISAGREE WITH YOUR VIEWS ON RAPE AND INCEST BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER.

(LAUGHTER) WELL, IF ROMNEY WASN'T WILLING TO THROW MOURDOCK UNDER THE BUS THE SAME COULDN'T BE SAID FOR YOUR

FRIENDS AT MORNING JOE.

>> IT IS REMARKABLE WHAT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES HAVE SAID THIS YEAR.

>> I KNOW.

>> REGARDING ABORTION, REGARDING RAPE.

>> Jon: FINALLY, REPUBLICAN ADMITS FELLOW REPUBLICANS IS RENUG-- REPUGNANT.

PLEASE, CONTINUE WITH THE MORAL STAND YOU TAKE.

>> I'M A PRO-LIFE GUY.

BUT THEY ARE DRIVING AWAY SO MANY SWING VOTERS.

>> Jon: NO, THAT'S NOT THE PROBLEM.

THAT'S NOT THE PROBLEM.

NO, NO, NO.

THE PROBLEM IS THE BELIEFING OF THE THINGS, NOT THAT HE-- THE PROBLEM ISN'T THAT HE VIOLATED THE FIRST LAW OF

THE FETUS CLUB WHICH IS DON'T TALK ABOUT FETUS CLUB, LIKE THAT'S NOT-- BECAUSE IT'S THE IDEA.

I MEAN WHERE DOES MOURDOCK GET HIS CRAZY FRINGE IDEAS ABOUT RAPE AND ABORTION ANYWAY?

I DONE KNOW, MAYBE FROM MITT ROMNEY'S RUNNING MATE, PAUL RYAN WHO COSPONSORED A SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE ACT

SO SEVERE IT NOT ONLY COULD OUTLAW ALL ABORTIONS BUT ALSO COULD EFFECTIVELY BAN IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION OR

THE PLATFORM OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY-- CALLS FOR A HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

NOTHING IN THERE ABOUT EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE, INCEST, LIFE OF THE MOTHER OR FEELINGS OF SWING VOTERS.

IN OTHER WORDS, ACCORD TOGETHER REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM, AND THE MAN WHO WANTS TO BE A HEARTBEAT AWAY

FROM A PRESIDENCY, IF A WOMAN WANTS TO HAVE A BABY, IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION, SHE CANNOT.

RAPE, SHE HAS TO.

NO WONDER THEY BURIED IT ON PAGE 14, RATHER THAN THAN SPLASHING IT ACROSS THE COVER

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