Kansas Lawmakers Questioned Off-Topic At Energy Conference

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Members of the state's all-Republican congressional delegation couldn't avoid talking politics at the annual conference of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association.

U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran were on hand Monday for a panel discussion on energy policy. Three of the state's four U.S. House members were also there.

Congressman Kevin Yoder was absent. He spent Monday apologizing to constituents in his northeastern Kansas district for his nude swim in the Sea of Galilee during a trip to Israel last year.

Roberts bemoaned remarks by Missouri Congressman Todd Akin that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy from what Akin termed ``legitimate rape.''

Akin is Missouri's GOP nominee for Senate. Robert says Republicans had a great shot at winning that race but now have a ``tougher row to hoe.''

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