Monday, October 29, 2012

Gingrich On Mourdock's Rape Comments: "Get Over It"

Speaking to George Stephanopoulos, Newt Gingrich came to Richard Mourdock's defense regarding the latter's comments that pregnancy from rape is "something that God intended to happen." Gingrich indicated that Mourdock expressed mainstream Catholic and fundamentalist beliefs–and said that "people like Stephanie Cutter," Obama's deputy campaign manager, should "get over it." Watch:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Finally, Mr. Speaker, you heard Stephanie Cutter bring up this issue of Richard Mourdock, the Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, saying that Governor Romney is wrong not to stand up for him and say that his comments were wrong and to take down his ad endorsing him. Your response?

GINGRICH: My response is, if you listen to what Mourdock actually said, he said what virtually every Catholic and every fundamentalist in the country believes, life begins at conception...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Mr. Speaker, what Mr. Mourdock said exactly was that this life after rape, as horrible as it may be, is something that God intended to happen. Do you agree with that?

GINGRICH: And he also immediately issued a clarification saying that he was referring to the act of conception and he condemned rape. Romney has condemned rape. One part of this is nonsense. Every candidate I know, every decent American I know condemns rape. Okay so, why can’t people like Stephanie Cutter get over it? We all condemn rape…

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