Todd Akin: I’ve relived “legitimate rape” comments “many, many times”

"Of course you regret it," he said. "You think what it would have been like if I hadn't done that" VIDEO

Topics: Video, Todd Akin, Missouri, Legitimate rape, Claire McCaskill, 2012 Elections,

In an interview with KSDK-TV Thursday night, Todd Akin addressed his infamous “legitimate rape” comments, saying that “I’ve relived that moment many, many times.”

“Of course you regret it,” he said in the interview. “You think, what it would have been like if I hadn’t done that.”

Akin also took the opportunity to make a dig at Karl Rove, whose Super PAC American Crossroads launched a new project to make sure that another candidate like Akin doesn’t win the Republican primary, only to prove unelectable in the general election. “Karl Rove has made himself an expert,” Akin said. “I think I lost one race. He managed to lose about 12 of them in one night.”

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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