Mandel’s Refusal To Denounce Mourdock’s Comments Contrasts Starkly With Immediate Repudiations By Mitt Romney, John McCain, GOP Senate Candidates Across Country
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Josh Mandel is still refusing to denounce Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s statement during a debate on Tuesday that pregnancies resulting from rape are something “God intended to happen.” Why, you might ask? Because, Mandel says, he has to watch the video first.
Well Josh, here’s what Richard Mourdock said, in his own words…
“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
… And here’s the VIDEO. Now, let’s hear it.
Josh Mandel’s refusal to denounce Mourdock’s comments contrasts starkly with Republicans such as Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain – who threatened to withdraw his endorsement of Mourdock if he did not immediately apologize – as well as GOP Senate candidates Scott Brown, Tommy Thompson, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte and others.
“As Mitt Romney, John McCain and GOP Senate candidates across the country race to outdistance each other from Richard Mourdock’s statement that pregnancies resulting from rape are something God ‘intended,’ Josh Mandel’s refusal to denounce the reprehensible comments is outrageous, offensive, and demands an immediately apology,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “The truth is Josh Mandel’s anti-choice stance is as extreme as Richard Mourdock’s, and makes zero exceptions, even in circumstances of rape, incest or when the health of the woman is at stake.”