The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so. – President Ronald Reagan
FoxNews.com reports that
Things got heated at a Fox News town hall in Iowa Sunday when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. used the platform to blame the network for allowing discussions of infanticide in debates about abortion and women’s reproductive rights.
When asked by a retired pediatric nurse named Susan about her stance on late-term abortions, Gillibrand pivoted to an attack on Fox News.
Gillibrand accused Fox of fueling what she called the infanticide “red herring” by devoting 6.5 hours of coverage to the debate, including comments from guests on the network.
“What we have created, unfortunately, is a false choice and a false narrative,” Gillibrand said of the climate surrounding the issue. “And Chris, I want to talk about the role that Fox News plays in this because it’s a problem. I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked about infanticide.”
“Infanticide doesn’t exist,” she said, at which point “Fox News Sunday” host and town hall moderator Chris Wallace cut her off.
“Senator, I just want to say, we’ve brought you here for an hour,” Wallace said. “We’ve treated you very fairly. I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you want to attack us. I’m not sure it’s frankly very polite when we’ve invited you to be here.”
Gillibrand, who is polling at around one percent according to most national and early voting state polls, has yet to secure the 65,000 individual donor campaign contributions necessary to qualify her for the late June and July primary debates and hoped to use her platform on Fox to bolster support.
“I’ll do it in a polite way,” Gillibrand countered.
“Instead of talking about Fox News why don’t you answer Susan’s question,” Wallace said redirecting the senator to her stance on late-term abortions.
Gillibrand, a fervent supporter of abortion rights, has previously vowed to only nominate federal court judges who support Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation. She repeated that position during Sunday night’s event at the University of Dubuque.
“Does that mean that you’re okay with other presidents having their own litmus tests?” Wallace asked her. “Maybe a pro-life president might say ‘I’ll only appoint people who will overturn Roe v Wade.’ Because the tradition in this country has been [the] independence of the judiciary and the idea that a judge, once appointed, will judge each case on its merits and not on the basis of a promise made, a political promise to get that position.”
“I think it’s changed. That’s the way it used to be before President Trump,” Gillibrand responded. “President Trump said he would only appoint judges that would overturn Roe v. Wade.”
“He already did and he’s doing it,” she said. “The rules have changed.”
Gillibrand also accused Republicans of creating a “false narrative” that doctors allow healthy babies to die after they are born in order to ease the passage of the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors” bill, legislation that would make it a felony for a doctor to harm or neglect a baby who survives an attempted abortion.
Gillibrand went on to say that President Trump “emboldened legislatures in over 30 states to begin to criminalize” a woman’s decision to have an abortion, state laws that have been challenged in courts across the nation because of their direct conflict with the precedent set by the Constitution.
The senator slammed a member of her own party, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, for signing a bill on Thursday that would prohibit women from having an abortion once a baby’s heartbeat is detected, in almost all cases. Gillibrand accused Edwards of “turning his back on Louisiana women by signing this shameful bill,” in a statement on Twitter Thursday.
Either senator Gillibrand has forgotten Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s comments from this past January or she wants US to forget them.
An Abortion Bill was presented to the Virginia State legislature by Democratic delegate Kathy Tran, the chief sponsor of the bill, who stated that her legislation would allow a woman to receive an abortion even while she was going into labor.
Per NationalReview.com, an interviewer on WTOP’s “Ask The Governor” asked Northam whether he supports the bill and asked him to explain Tran’s comment.
“This is why decisions such as this should be made by providers, physicians, and the mothers and fathers that are involved,” Northam said. “When we talk about third-trimester abortions, these are done with the consent of obviously the mother, with the consent of the physician — more than one physician, by the way — and it’s done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s non-viable.”
Northam is either unaware of the specifics of the bill, or he’s lying about them. Tran’s legislation explicitly removes the current requirement that three physicians agree that a woman is in need of a late-term abortion. The new bill would require only the consent of the mother and of the physician performing the abortion. But he went on to say something even more heinous.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” he continued. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ineffectual attempt at placating the young Social Justice Warriors at her conference appearance in California to Gillibrand’s imitation of Ginger Rogers on last night’s Fox News Townhall to Joe Biden’s imitation of the Invisible Man, the Democrats appear to have painted themselves into a corner.
The Democratic Party Hierarchy have been continuously “feeding the crocodile”, i.e. , the Far Left Young Socialists within their party who want Trump’s Impeachment, a Marxist Form of Government, and Infanticide and they want it NOW.
There is one problem with all of that.
The overwhelming majority of Americans do not want what they want.
And, if the Democrats succeed in the installation of any combination of the three, they will be shut out of winning the presidency for years to come.
Pelosi realizes that Trump cannot be impeached without a legitimate reason. She also knows that the Senate will not vote for impeachment even if the House votes for it.
She, along with her fellow Democratic Leaders, no matter what they may say publically, also realize that President Trump has brought back a vibrant American Economy and Job Market, purring along on the engines of capitalism.
“Democratic Socialism” will be a tough sell as a platform to run on.
Finally, average Americans want no part of killing babies.
That is why the Democrats have received such a huge negative reaction to the passage of the New York State Late Term Abortion Bill as well as Virginia’s Bill and Gov. Northam’s callous remarks.
So, where does that leave the Democrats and their aspiring Presidential Candidates, like Senate Gillibrand?
Evidently, it leaves them tap dancing around the truth.
It promises to be an entertaining, albeit futile, Democrat Primary Season.
Fred Astaire, they ain’t.
Until He Comes,