Inside the Convention: Questioning Republicans on Abortion, "Legitimate Rape" and Role of Government

August 30, 2012


George Engelbach

Former Missouri State lawmaker and member of the Missouri Republican delegation.

Rep. Peter King

(R-New York).

Jonathan Johnson

at-large Republican delegate from the city of Slidell just outside of New Orleans.

On the floor of the Republican National Convention, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman speaks with two delegates and Republican Rep. Peter King of New York about a number of issues: The firestorm surrounding the comments on "legitimate rape" by Missouri senate hopeful Todd Akin; the shape of federal abortion policy under a Romney-Ryan White House; and the merits of the GOP’s "We Built It" slogan just as government-backed rebuilding projects are protecting New Orleans from devastating flooding during Hurricane Isaac. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]