Claire McCaskill has been quick to respond to Todd Akin's comment Sunday in an interview with Patch news partner FOX2 that aired on Sunday with Charles Jaco in which Akin suggested the female body has ways of shutting down to prevent pregnancy during a "legitimate rape."
After calling Akin's comment 'offensive' and 'outrageous' in a statement released Sunday, the Missouri Senator appeared on MSNBC Monday.
"For the state I love, I hope this is a moment where everyone who hasn't been paying close attention, um, this statement is kind of a window into Todd Akin's mind," McCaskill said on Morning Joe.
McCaskill went onto note that Akin won the Republican primary by a significant margin. .
McCaskill concluded her interview on Morning Joe by saying Akin's comment should be a 'gut-check' moment for Missourians.
Akin's quote on Fox2Now is now plastered on McCaskill's campaign website's homepage.
McCaskill isn't the only one who has slammed Akin for his remarks. In a phone interview with NationalJournal, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Akin's comments were "inexcusable."
Despite the backlash from the Romney, Akin plans to stay in the race for U.S. Senate. Candidates have until Tuesday afternoon to withdraw as the nominee of their party for the November election in Missouri.
Planned Parenthood plans to release a statement Monday about Akin's claims. Local hospitals interview by Patch declined to comment on Akin's comments.
A press release from the McCaskill campaign indicated plans for a Monday afternoon media event with doctors and trauma specialists to address the remarks.