Todd Akin

Maddow Gives Her Thoughts on Akin

Says Akin's 'fake science' is the 'new normal' in the GOP


Monday night on "The Rachel Maddow Show," host Rachel Maddow looked at Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate, Rep. Todd Akin (R)'s comments regarding what constitutes a "legitimate rape" and his assertion that a woman's body has a way of stopping a pregnancy that results from an assault. As extreme as Akin's remarks were, they reflect the opinions of an alarming number of Republicans, and have for years.