Republican Ohio Senate Nominee Defends Mourdock After Rape Comments: ‘He’s A Class Act’

From Think Progress:  http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/25/1087571/josh-mandel-richard-mourdock/

By Scott Keyes
on Oct 25, 2012

Ohio Senate nominee Josh Mandel (R) defended neighboring Indiana Senate nominee Richard Mourdock (R) for his comments that pregnancies resulting from rape are a “gift from God,” calling Mourdock a “gentleman” and a “class act.”

Mandel was initially asked yesterday whether he agreed with Mourdock that “God intended” for pregnancies from rape, but the Ohio Republican was unwilling to take a position at the time. A day later, Mandel stuck up for Mourdock on the Laura Ingraham Show, defending his character and claiming that the Indiana GOPer had apologized for his comments.

Treasurer @JoshMandelOhio on Richard Mourdock: “”He’s a gentleman. He’s a class act. He apologized for his comments and I accept that.””

In fact, Mourdock pointedly and repeatedly refused to apologize for his comments during a press conference yesterday. It was this very refusal that led Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to withdraw his endorsement of Mourdock.

Continue reading at:  http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/25/1087571/josh-mandel-richard-mourdock/

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