This is blowing up on social media today, so I might as well put it in a post for discussion – the full article and video. Rep. Gingrey is my congressman. Yeah, I have some pretty spirited thoughts on his suggestion that a girl might’ve gotten pregnant by her boyfriend, didn’t want to fess up to her parents, and then opted to call it rape. I just don’t have the energy for a fight today. You can discuss though…
Rep. Gingrey’s statement about his comments.
On Akin comments:
At a breakfast yesterday morning, I was asked why Democrats made abortion a central theme of the presidential campaign. I do not defend, nor do I stand by, the remarks made by Rep. Akin and Mr. Mourdock. In my attempt to provide context as to what I presumed they meant, my position was misconstrued.
On gun control:
As a father and grandfather, I am heartbroken at the tragedy in Newtown. No parent, child, or community should have to suffer such devastation and overwhelming grief. At the same time, as we begin a national dialogue on how to prevent future tragedies, it is of paramount importance to defend our Second Amendment rights. Throughout my political career, I’ve been a tireless advocate of Second Amendment rights and will continue to be one moving forward.