Todd Akin may have more problems than outraged Democrats and fleeing Republicans. U.S. Capitol police said Thursday that they have started "an active, open investigation" into a threat made against the Missouri congressman and Senate candidate. Akin has spent the last week in the public eye after saying that women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” a comment for which he has since apologized and attempted to clarify. A spokesman for Akin said threats have been made against the congressman and his family over the past week—especially threats of rape and other violence.
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