Unless you live in West Virginia, you’ve probably never heard of Chris Pritt. He’s a Republican member of the state House of Delegates and believes that all child support payments should be eliminated because they lead to abortion.
Speaking before the state legislature, Pritt told his fellow lawmakers:
“If she carries through with the pregnancy, he’s going to have, possibly, some sort of child support obligation. And, so, what he wants to do is, he wants to — in a sense — encourage her to go and find a way for her to get an abortion. Because he knows that a certain individual — if he has any kind if familiarity with her, he knows that she might be of such a state of mind, she must be in such a vulnerable position that it’s not worth everything that he’s going to put me through to carry this pregnancy forward. It’s going to be easier, it’s going to be better, for me to just go and terminate this ‘life.’ So she goes over to Virginia or to some other state where she goes and gets the abortion. So, I think that’s a really clear possibility if we enact the Second Amendment here, I don’t want to be doing anything that is encouraging thugs to go and get an abortion.”
It’s unclear what exactly the Second Amendment has to do with abortion or child support, but apparently Pritt is so stupid that he thought he’d toss in the reference figuring no one would notice.
Pritt later tried to walk back his comments on Twitter.
Sure thing, Chris. We all heard what you said, and it’s on video, so you can tweet ten million times and it won’t change what you said and what you meant.
Here’s a better idea: Let’s make the Republican Party and its members extinct by voting them all out of office.