In a phone interview with National Review’s Robert Costa, the nominee-presumptive calls the Show Me Stater’s remarks “inexcusable.”
“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.”
Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, controversially claimed on Sunday that a woman’s body can block an unwanted pregnancy.
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down,” Akin said in an interview with KTVI-TV.
“I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What he said is entirely without merit and he should correct it.”
So far, not publicly calling for Akin to leave the race, as Scott Brown did.
But the day is young.