YORKVILLE - Three members of the Illinois Congressional delegation shared thoughts about Missouri Congressman Todd Akins' controversial statements Tuesday night at the Multi-County Young Republican Conference in Yorkville.
“I hope he does look beyond himself," the Yorkville Patch reports Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) said. "We’re at a tipping point right now. We do need the Senate, and we do need the White House.”
Rep. Joe Walsh (8th District) criticized Republican leaders for abandoning Akin.
And the 6th District's U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam focused on the U.S. Senate.
“There’s nobody who is saying Todd Akin is unworthy to serve," Roskam said. "There is no one saying he is immoral or incapable. He’s not; he made a poor decision. The question is: Can he win in November? … This is an election about a generational change. If we squander this one opportunity we have, we will all look back and say: 'Oh, if only.'”