Appearing on ABC's "This Week," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood by his earlier remark that Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments were "reprehensible."
A slew of Republican leaders, including Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, came out this week in support of Akin, who is attempting to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill. When asked on "This Week" whether he believed the whole party should rally around Akin, Christie's response was plain: "No."
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