Romney: Akin’s rape comments ‘insulting, inexcusable’

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Updated 10:53 a.m. - Mitt Romney called a Missouri Republican’s comments this weekend about rape “inexcusable,” calling on Rep. Todd Akin to “correct” his remarks.

"Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney told the conservative National Review Online. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.”

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee joined a growing chorus of Republicans in condemning Akin’s comments Sunday that “legitimate rape” rarely results in pregnancy for victims.