Congressman Todd Akin’s is again under fire for his choice of words.

Congressman and Senate Candidate Todd Akin

Akin said today he thinks Senator Claire McCaskill is feeling pressured in their race for her seat in the U.S. Senate. He told reporters, “I think we have a very clear path to victory and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do too, because she was very aggressive in the debate which was quite different than the way she was when she ran against Jim Talent.

“She had a confidence and was very much more sort of ladylike and all, and the debate that we had Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she was threatened.”

Critics are calling his use of the term “ladylike” sexist. The Missouri Republican Party and Senator McCaskill’s campaign have declined to comment.