Senator Ron Johnson called for Akin to withdraw from the race
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was one of the first elected officials who called for Akin to drop out of the race, but the deadline has passed.
Senator Johnson was on a bus tour in Wausau on Tuesday and we asked him about Representative Akin's comments.
"From what your hearing there's just a drum beat of people who joined myself and Scott Brown asking for him to withdraw so it is an important senate seat and these are important issues facing this nation and those types of comments are really not appropriate," said Senator Ron Johnson.
Governor Scott Walker and Republican Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson also urged Akin to get out of the race.