Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) experienced a meltdown when asked why he had strayed from states’ rights and proposed a national ban on abortion.
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Graham said on Fox News on Sunday:
Number one, if you know anything about me, Shannon, I’ve supported federal laws banning late-stage abortions for 20 years, but you said there are states that make those decisions. The states, here’s what Dobbs says elected officials can make the decision at the federal or federal level. I am not contradictory in 2020. I had a bill in the United States Senate right across from the Capitol that banned abortion at 20 weeks because the baby can feel pain. I had 51 Republicans voting with me and two Democrats to propose I’m new to the game and I’m against late abortion, uh, abortion is ridiculous.
Don’t listen excitedly. I was the author of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which made it a crime to hurt a baby if you attack the mother Voices in the US Senate I never said there was no place for the unborn in Washington, DC . When you tell the pro-life movement that we are out of business in the nation’s Capitol, that we cannot set a minimum national standard to prevent Chinese abortion policies in Maryland or California, it becomes a pro-life community revolt be the people with me.
What can I say? I will not sit on the sidelines and watch this nation become China when it comes to putting babies in boarding school until birth. I am opposed to continuing to introduce legislation at the national level that sets a minimum standard. Okay at 15 weeks no abortion except lifelong rape uh save mother’s life rape incest.
Basically, Graham’s message was that he will continue to hurt the Republican Party over abortion because he thinks it’s good politics. His anti-abortion bill may be good policy for him in South Carolina and other Red State Republicans, but in the rest of the country he’s given Democrats a weapon to use against Republican nominees in the House and Senate across the country .
There is nothing like an old entitled white man dictating to women in the United States that they have no right to make their own personal health decisions.
Senator Graham is missing the point of the political momentum he has created against his party and he will see the results of his work on Election Day.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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