Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) called Todd Akin's latest controversial statement, in which he said his opponent Claire McCaskill did not act "ladlylike" in their last debate, was "demeaning to women and offensive to all."
"Todd Akin is at it again with another comment that's demeaning to women and offensive to all. What's truly astonishing is that the national party embraced Todd Akin yesterday and now refuses to repudiate his statement," Murray, who chairs the DSCC, said. "Unless the national party condemns Todd Akin and his latest comments, every Republican candidate in the country will be held accountable for their support of Akin's beliefs and sentiments."
The NRSC, which signaled it could return to Missouri to help Akin, declined to comment on Akin's "ladylike" line Thursday.