Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has eight arrests under his belt, even though most people only know him for the comments he made about rape, and many consider him to be one of the most reckless and dangerous politicians in the country.
The National Journal is now reporting that Akin was arrested at least 8 times in connection with anti-abortion protests in he 80s — including an instance in which he was blocking access to a clinic, refused to leave and had to be “carried out by police.”
A few days after the 1993 assassination of Florida abortion provider, Dr. David Gunn, Akin’s longtime anti-abortion/militia pal, Tim Dreste, stood in front of the clinic of abortion provider Dr. Yogrenda Shah with a sign stating: “Dr. Shah, are you feeling under the Gunn?”
A few months later, Akin contributed $200 to Dreste’s race for state representative.
The facts have been out there and they have been reported by news outlets over the years — but are only now resurfacing.
In 1995 the Springfield News-Leader revealed that Akin met with a St. Louis-area militia and defended it in wake of the Oklahoma City bombing. The article undermines his later claims that he did not even know who the militia group was.
The fact is that Akin has not only been an ally of one of the nation’s leading supporters of anti-abortion violence; but has been a supporter of anti-government militia, even when the nation stood shell-shocked in the wake of the Oklahoma City Bombing.