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Marco Rubio Weighs In on GOP Candidate's Controversial Rape Comments

In Waukesha, Florida senator says Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock made an "unfortunate" choice of words and was right to apologize to any who interpreted him to say that "God intended" for rape to happen.

OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio Thursday called the remarks about rape made by Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock "unfortunate" and said Mourdock made the right move by apologizing.

Mourdock generated a firestorm of controversy after he said the following in a televised debate on Tuesday:

“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen."

He apologized Wednesday to those who he believes misinterpreted his comments, but Mourdock, who is the state treasurer in Indiana, did not back down from what he said – meaning, in essense, that no rape is ever God's will, but conception resulting from rape was.

Speaking to reporters after a rally in Waukesha that drew about 800 people, Rubio said of Mourdock's comments:

"It's unfortunate. That's an issue that's very painful, very personal. I can't think of anything more horrifying than a rape that ends in a pregnancy. It's a horrifying thing. It's a reminder of how careful folks need to be when they talk about that issue and how sensitive we need to be to victims.

"I think the candidate, Treasurer Mourdock, was right to apologize to anyone who was offended, and I think he was right to where he stood on it. It's unfortunate it happened."

After initially expressing dismay over Mourdock's comments, several prominent Republicans from around the country began to rally around him on Thursday, the Huffington Post reported.

Among those who changed his tune was Arizona Sen. John McCain, who withdrew his support of Mourdock on Wednesday, but backtracked on Thursday, saying he was satisfied with Mourdock's apology, HuffPo reported.

Keith Best October 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Over 800 people for a couple of Senators, Johnson and Rubio. Feel the Romney/ Ryan Surge......................
The Anti-Alinsky October 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Not at all Rick. I am saying GOD has given the choice, to both society and the woman, whether or not to give birth or abort the baby. That is not to say it is GOD's will. To impose HIS will would negate HIS gift of free will. GOD has given us several sources to help determine HIS will. It is up to each of us whether to follow it or not. To illustrate, when you were a child, your mother told you not to cut your sister's pigtail off, but you did so anyway. You practiced your free will (and got punished for it), while violating your mother's will.
The Anti-Alinsky October 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Shripathi Kamath wrote: "...Oh wait, what you meant to say was the rapist and the victim both exercised their free wills, and the rape was their unanimous choice?..." Not at all. Unfortunately atheists like to blame GOD for the evil that men. GOD would love to prevent a rape from happening, but to interfere would be to take away the free will HE gave all men. To take it away from one would be to take it away from all. Instead, HE will reserve his judgement and action until the time of HIS choosing, ie. when the rapist dies and stand in front of GOD for judgement. To illustrate, the rapist is violating the victims free will (choice if you will) not to be raped. In return, the Judicial System will, justifiable, "violate" the rapists free will of not being sent to prison. In other words, we as men will deliver our judgement on the rapist, but GOD will deliver a far worse judgement later. If you are indeed an atheist, then since you don't believe in GOD or HIS gift of free will, your argument is moot. It's just another way for you to try and convince Christians, Jews, Muslims and other Monotheists how intelligent you are by disproving GOD exists. But it doesn't matter. GOD will continue to exist with or without your approval!
mhazzard October 27, 2012 at 01:34 AM
800 rape supporters, feel the rush!!!...
Colter95 October 27, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Consider these facts before you vote: 1. Is the economy better off now than it was four years ago? Based on the evidence, I'd have to say no. Wages are down, the the prices of everything we buy is up. The price of gas has doubled. Good jobs are scarce. 2. Are the slight "up tics" in the economy a solid trend in the right direction? I don't think so. First, the gains are very slight. Second, I believe they are the result in the temporary stimulus by the Federal Reserve, in which they printed a lot of new money. It provides a slight bump now, but the cost will come later - after the election. Ben Bernanke is trying to save Obama's job, along with his own. 3. The continual misrepresentation of Romney on the auto bailout by the Obama administration. Obama appears to be taking complete credit for the bailout, while simultaneously saying that Romney was for liquidation of the auto industry. This is an absolute falsehood. It was Bush who initiated the bailout and TARP. Obama continued it and then expanded it, to his credit. However, Romney was one of the first to say that the industry needed to go through bankruptcy reorganization, and eventually they did exactly that. He also said that any needed loans should come from the private sector. He never said that the industry should be liquidated, or that he would deny federal funds if he were president, and private sector funds were not available. Obama lies! 4. The Benghazi coverup and lies.

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