October 26, 2012 at 9:58 am
Campaigning for Mitt Romney in Wisconsin Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) addressed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s statement about rape, calling the comments “unfortunate.”
Rubio said Mourdock made the right move by apologizing for saying in a debate on Tuesday that “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen.”
“It’s unfortunate,” Rubio said when asked about Murdock’s comments. “That’s an issue that’s very painful, very personal. I can’t think of anything more horrifying than a rape that ends in a pregnancy. It’s just a horrifying thing. It’s a reminder of how careful folks need to be when they talk about that issue and how sensitive we need to be to victims.”
Speaking to an estimated 600 people at the Republican Party of Waukesha County’s headquarters on Thursday, Rubio encouraged the crowd to keep up their momentum in the last week and a half before the Nov. 6 election.
He peppered his comments with references to Wisconsin’s famous cheese, Green Bay Packers and prominent state Republicans, including Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Paul Ryan.
“We’re going to bottle a few gallons of milk and cheese and take it back to Florida,” he said.
Rubio will continue his work for Romney this weekend, campaigning with the GOP nominee in Pensacola, Kissimmee and Land O’ Lakes.