Transcript for Politics In A Flash (8.20.12)
I'm Dan -- -- -- new York and usury ABC politics in a flash President Obama has called comments on Missouri congressman Todd Aiken. Offensive and that rob he's -- inexcusable. Aiken a Republican senate candidate ignited the firestorm yesterday with marks two on race. -- that's a legitimate rape. The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down but let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know I think there should be some punishment but the punishment ought to be in the -- -- Aiken. Now says he misspoke and that he has what he calls deep empathy for rape victims. A congressional trip to Israel last summer has a Kansas representative. In hot water today Kevin Yoder went for a swim naked. In this Sea of Galilee that is where the Bible says Jesus walked on water. -- it was part of a group of Republicans on a privately funded fact finding trip to Israel he has since apologized for the incidents. That story was first reported by Politico which says the FBI investigated and that alcohol may have been involved. Republican insiders are confirming Donald Trump we will in fact. Plays some role at the national convention exactly what that role is that remains a surprise. -- started teasing his appearance in Tampa more than a week ago. At this point it appears to be on the first in the convention that is next Monday. From. Sort of the idea of running for president with the primaries -- And that's your ABC politics and a flash. And Dan -- in New York.
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