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In the meantime -- congressman Todd -- defying the Republican Party.
Refusing to quit Missouri senate races the candidate created a firestorm over his controversial comments about rape and abortion.
In an interview governor Mitt Romney calling for -- to go saying quote -- -- comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider.
What course would be in the best interest of our country today his fellow missourians urged him to step aside and I think he should accept their council on exit the senate race.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin also telling Aiken at that it is time to quit.
This is not going in his favor so you have to step aside from -- from.
Your yourself desire to get in there and serve and and do what you believe is right and you have to be in a sense -- one for the -- and and you have to step aside.
Well do what ever we -- on to not.
Us this opportunity that we have to tape Missouri for the good of the country.
In the very -- -- him -- show last night.
Peter Doocy joins me now live from Washington so Peter what is Pickens rationale at this point for hang and then -- act.
-- Martha congressman Aiken says the people of Missouri chose him as their candidate and he doesn't think it's right for party bosses to override.
Those voters but mr.
Aiken isn't just staying in to make a point because he said this morning he still thinks he's got a good shot at beating.
Democratic senator -- and castle in November.
I've made the decision to stay in because I believe that we can win this race there is such a strong contrast between medium and my opponent.
We're about opposite on all -- she's in favor of Obama -- I voted thirty times against obamacare.
And dived she is also what.
You know wrongly pro abortion and I'm pro life I think that contrast gives us a basis to win this and -- planning to win it.
Congressman Aiken also said this morning he will not apologize for the fact that he's been consistently pro life and but he doesn't know what's in the future so while he's firmly in the race for now he left the possibility open very vaguely that he might not end up being in the race at the finish line.
When I won the last thanks so much --
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