EAST MOLINE, IL - Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Colona, IL) followed House colleague from Illinois Judy Biggert in denouncing Missouri U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's comments. He also is passing along a $2,000 Akin campaign donation to a children's center.
"The statements made by Rep. Todd Akin over the weekend do not come anywhere close to reflecting my values. They were wrong and inexcusable.
"In light of these deplorable comments, my family and I decided yesterday to donate a $2,000 contribution we received from Rep. Akin's leadership PAC in 2010 to the Rock Island County Children's Advocacy Center.
"As a father, a husband, and a close friend to people who have been scarred by the evils of rape, I could never stand with someone who said something so contrary to our basic human values."