Capitol Police, FBI Probe Threats Against Mo. Rep. Akin
The U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI are investigating threats against Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who has been widely condemned for a comment about “legitimate rape,” according to news reports.
Citing unnamed officials, St. Louis TV station KMOV says “multiple people have threatened rape and harm against Akin, his staff and family.”
An Akin spokesperson would not say whether the congressman is receiving additional security.
“I can verify there have been threats made to Congressman Akin’s official staff and that includes threats of rape to his staff as well as his family. I cannot comment on security related matters as advised by Capitol Police,” the spokesperson said.