Piers Morgan warns Todd Akin: Don’t be a ‘gutless little twerp’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, August 20, 2012 22:40 EDT
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CNN host Piers Morgan on Monday expressed his disappointment that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) failed to show up for his scheduled interview.

“Why would he say yes, then no?” Morgan wondered, showing an empty chair. “We can only speculate. But we can tell you this. Todd Akin has until tomorrow to say whether he is staying in the race or bowing out.”

Akin, who is running for Senate in Missouri, received a barrage of criticism after claiming over the weekend that women could not become pregnant from “legitimate rape.” Republicans have called for him to drop out of the Senate race.

If Akin withdraws his bid for office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the Missouri GOP central committee will be able to pick his replacement.

“Congressman, you have an open invitation to join me in that chair whenever you feel up to it,” Morgan said. “Because if you don’t keep your promise to appear on the show, then you are, what we would call in Britain, a gutless little twerp.”

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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