Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) invoked Todd Akin’s name after Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen says a husband can’t rape his spouse. McCaskill tweeted Cohen is “giving Akin a run for his money.”
Cohen was upset over a Daily Beast article on how Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana Trump, alleged that he had raped her, though she walked it back saying she felt violated. Cohen threatened the reporters who wrote the story with lawsuits.
Cohen said, “By the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse..It’s true. You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted: “Most shocking part of this? Trump’s lawyer thinks it’s legal to rape your spouse. Giving Akin a run for his money.” She followed up with a second tweet in response to a critic: “I spent years in the courtroom as a prosecutor, and it is incompetent for any lawyer to not know that rape is rape.”
Most shocking part of this? Trump's lawyer thinks it's legal to rape your spouse. Giving Akin a run for his money. http://t.co/eB9h2KjiFc
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) July 28, 2015
You will recall Todd Akin said victims of legitimate rape do not get pregnant. He was literally chased out of the senatorial race for those comments.