Read time: 1 minute

Todd Akin On Libya: Obama Apologized 'Because He Didn't Like America'

Embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) on Wednesday reacted to the death of a U.S. ambassador in Libya by accusing President Barack Obama of not liking the very country he is leading. On Tuesday, U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and at least
7 years ago by David
Views:

Embattled Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) on Wednesday reacted to the death of a U.S. ambassador in Libya by accusing President Barack Obama of not liking the very country he is leading.

On Tuesday, U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and at least three members of his staff had been killed during protests over a film that mocked that the Prophet Muhammad and was promoted by Terry Jones, a U.S. pastor who had previously sparked deadly riots threatening to burn Qurans.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday had used the death of Stevens to score political points by accusing Obama of “sympathizing” with the enemy after the U.S. embassy in Libya released a statement condemning the anti-Muslim film.

"First of all, apologizing to all people, [to] a lot of countries who are enemies, and apologizing to them and everything," Akin said during a campaign stop in Kansas City, according to KMBC. "You know, if we did something wrong that's one thing, but he's just apologizing because he didn't like America? I think that's the wrong thing to do."

As The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel noted, the president never apologized for the United States in the statements he made about attack in Libya.

Akin, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, is facing calls from Republicans to drop his bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) after he suggested last month that women could not get pregnant from "legitimate rape."

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.