CBS Denver reporter Shaun Boyd recently tried to ask Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about Rep. Todd Akin about the “legitimate rape” abortion controversy, but the Romney campaign refused.
In a broadcast on Thursday, Boyd revealed the Romney campaign’s demand that she not ask about Rep. Akin or abortion (video below).
Boyd said: “You know, I had about five minutes with him, and we got through a fair amount of material, actually, in that five minutes. The one stipulation to the interview was that I not ask him about abortion or Todd Akin, he’s the Missouri Republican who created a firestorm after saying women’s shut down in a legitimate rape to prevent pregnancy. I did ask him about health care, the female vote, and energy.”
The Romney campaign told TalkingPointsMemo.com: “This is not how we operate. The matter is being addressed.”