I want to tell you a little something about Todd Akin and Josh Hawley.
You probably remember Todd as the “legitimate rape” guy – most people do. It’s been six years to the day since he made his infamous comments, and I’m as stunned now as I was then.
But here’s what actually makes me sick to my stomach: Ignorance like that gets all the attention, but plenty of others have backwards beliefs about women.
My opponent, Josh Hawley, blamed sex trafficking on the sexual-liberation movements of the 1960s. He worked as a lawyer on the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, letting bosses restrict women’s access to birth control. He wants Roe v. Wade overturned.
He hasn’t gone quite as viral, but his ideas are also backwards.
I’m committed, today, tomorrow and every day to fighting against men like Todd Akin and Josh Hawley. If you’re with me, I need you to donate, because men like Hawley are going to be disastrous for women.
And because I never miss an opportunity to replay this video, my 2012 hit (it reached number 41,237,013 on Amazon and was so disturbing that Amazon discontinued its charts), Akin Breakin Heart, backed by the Rick Murray Quartet. The photo that shows with the video was taken at the 2012 Lincoln Ladies Ice Cream Social at Memorial Hall in Carthage.