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MSNBC Guest Mocks Lindsey Graham For His Abortion Ban: ‘He’s Never Seen A Naked Woman!’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has been heavily criticized for suggesting a federal ban on abortion after 15 weeks, and his proposal could wind up costing Republicans a chance at retaking control of Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.

Just this week, President Joe Biden weighed in on Graham’s legislation, telling attendees to a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York:

“Think about what these guys are talking about. No exceptions — rape, incest — no exceptions, regardless of age. I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic. My church doesn’t even make that argument now.”

Graham’s abortion ban was also the topic of discussion on MSNBC, Mediaite reports, with host Stephanie Ruhle leading a discussion of the topic:

Ruhle said Graham is “more than doubling down” with the legislation, and said to the panel “I want you to first help me understand, why would he even be doing this?”

“Why do this? Republicans don’t even support it across the board. He’s dividing Republicans. It’s not like you can get white evangelical voters to vote for you twice,” said Ruhle. “And now they’re knocking out a ton of other potential new voters.”

Comedian and podcaster Judy Gold then joined the debate, noting:

“And, the fact that he is telling women what to do with their bodies. Go for it.

“He’s never seen a vagina! He’s never seen a naked woman! And he is telling me?”

Clearly, Gold was insinuating that Graham is gay, which has long been suspected about the South Carolina senator, who is 67 and has never been married.

Ron Insana of CNBC agreed with Gold, to an extent:

“If I could flip that, though, as a married man who’s got a wife and two daughters. I don’t want somebody who’s not married, without a family, dictating my family policy.”

Why is it that old white men think they have a right to tell women what they can and can’t do with their bodies? Whether Graham is gay or not is immaterial to the larger issue: How can any man legislate what a women does with her body when there’s isn’t a man on the planet who can identify with what making such a decision involves.

Sen. Graham and the rest of the GOP need to sit down, shut up, and quit trying to rule other people’s lives.

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WATCH: Lindsey Graham Pitches A Hissy Fit When A Fox Host Asks Him About His Abortion Ban

For years, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said that the issue of abortion should be handled at the state level because it’s a matter of states’ rights, not the business of the federal government to set policy on such a personal matter.

And yet, on Tuesday Graham introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would ban all abortions beyond 15 weeks at the federal level.

Why the change of heart from the South Carolina Republican? That’s what Shannon Bream of Fox News asked Graham on Sunday, according to Mediaite:

“Graham’s stunt is a godsend and helps us remind voters Republicans want to ban abortion everywhere,” Bream said, quoting a source from Politico. Bream then brought up The American Spectator, a right-leaning outlet which just ran the headline “Lindsey Graham Hands Abortion Fans a Box of Hand Grenades.”

Graham replied:

“I’m pro-life, even in an election year.

“To those who suggest that being pro-life is losing politics, I reject that. Only in Washington is it extreme to protect a baby at 15 weeks from excruciating death…So I don’t apologize for being pro-life. I think the pro-life movement has found a position that most Americans will agree upon.”

Bream:

“You’ve got to explain the pivot.”

That’s when Graham pitched a full-blown hissy fit, going on an extended rant as he tried to defend his indefensible action which could wind up costing Republicans the midterm election:

“Number one if you know anything about me Shannon for 20 years I’ve been supporting federal legislation banning late-term abortions but you said there are states to make these decisions.  The states, here’s what Dobbs says elected officials can make the decision state or federal.  I’m not inconsistent in 2020. I had a bill on the floor of the United States Senate right across 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 suggest that I’m new to the game opposing late-term uh abortion is ridiculous.”

The senator continued, getting more animated as he spoke:

“No one’s excited. Listen I was the author of the unborn victims of violence act that made it a crime to hurt a baby if you attacked the mother you’d be charged with two crimes if you attack a mother and you hurt the baby it passed 72 votes in the United States Senate I never suggested there’s no place for the unborn in Washington, DC. if you tell the pro-life movement that we’re out of business in the nation’s Capitol that we can’t set some minimum national standard to prevent Chinese abortion policy in Maryland or California they’ll be a revolt by the pro-life community the people with me.”

Graham concluded:

“What am I saying I will not sit on the sidelines and watch this nation become China when it comes to boarding babies up to the moment of birth I reject that I will continue to introduce legislation at the national level setting a minimum standard. Okay at 15 weeks no abortion except for life rape uh save the life of the mother, rape, incest.”

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Jim Jordan Urges GOP Midterm Candidates To ‘Lean Into’ The Party’s Efforts To Ban Abortion

With Labor Day having now come and gone, the final two months of campaigning has begun for the 2022 midterm election, which at one time were predicted to be a massive “red wave” that would carry Republicans into control of both the House and Senate.

Increasingly, however, it looks like the Supreme Court’s June ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could turn the red wave blue, according to the Associated Press:

The political landscape, while still in flux, follows a string of President Joe Biden’s legislative victories on climate, health care and gun violence, just as Donald Trump’s hand-picked candidates in electoral battlegrounds like Arizona, Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania struggle to broaden their appeal. But nothing has undermined the GOP’s momentum more than the Supreme Court’s stunning decision in June to end abortion protections, which triggered a swift backlash even in the reddest of red states.

“This midterm looks and feels significantly different than it did six months ago,” said veteran Republican pollster Neil Newhouse. The abortion ruling “has energized some segments, especially the Democratic constituency, and it has thrown a wrench, at least to some extent, into the hopes of winning a ton of seats.”

Polling in key battleground states — Arizona, Georgia Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — suggests Democrats will likely add or hold seats in the U.S. Senate, which would give them a significant advantage on all sorts of issues.

Yet despite the bad omens looming for Republicans, one of their most outspoken members, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says he thinks GOP candidates should “lean into” the Dobbs decision and the party’s attempts to ban all abortions.

Jordan was a guest on “Fox & Friends” this morning, and he was asked how he thought Republicans should handle “messaging” the abortion issue, to which he replied:

“Lean into it! We’re the pro-life party. We’re going to protect the sanctity of human life and Democrats have the radical position! They’re the ones that think that you should be able to take the unborn child’s life right up until their birthday, for goodness sake!

“That is frightening, so lean into it! We’re the party that’s going to protect the sanctity of human life like we’ve always been. This was a huge win for the precious nature of human life and I don’t think we should shy away from it.”

Yes, by all means lean into it! Maybe then we can get rid of even more Republicans and relegate them to permanent minority status.

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West Virginia GOPer Wants To Eliminate Child Support Payments Because He Claims They Encourage Abortion

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.

 

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‘Women Against Matt Gaetz’ Group Growing In Leaps In Bounds With The Goal Of Defeating Him In November

Two days ago, a group of women who have dedicated themselves to making sure Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is defeated in the November midterm election formed a group under the banner of “Women Against Matt Gaetz.”

In 48 hours time, the group has grown to over 1,300 members and continues to expand as Gaetz’s recent comments regarding women and abortion are coming back to bite him right on his butt.

WEAR-TV reports:

“Women have had enough of him and had enough his mouth speaking derogatory to women who are simply expressing their rights,” Samantha Hope Herring, Women Against Matt Gaetz creator said.

A new Facebook group called “Women Against Matt Gaetz” is gaining followers by the hundreds.

“It has gone from us just creating it to like 1,300 in two days,” Herring said. “By speaking up, we can organize together to vote him out. That’s the number one thing we want to see happen. And we also are going to be asking Congress to censure Matt Gaetz.”

As you may know, Gaetz spoke last week at a conservative youth conference (we all know how fond Matt allegedly is of young girls) and made insulting remarks about those who are in favor of abortion rights:

“Have you watched these pro-abortion, pro-murder rallies? The people are just disgusting. Why is it that the women with the least likelihood of getting pregnant are the ones most worried about having abortions?”

“Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb. These people are odious from the inside out. They’re like 5′2″, 350 pounds, and they’re like, ‘Give me my abortions or I’ll get up and march and protest.’

“A few of them need to get up and march — they need to get up and march for like an hour a day. Swing those arms, get the blood pumpin’, maybe mix in a salad.”

Kathy White, Okaloosa County Democratic Women’s Club president, said she’s also upset that Gaetz voted against a bill this week that would have helped combat human trafficking, the very same crime he’s suspected of having committed with multiple underage girls:

“Women all feel strongly about their rights being trampled on and having no respect even Matt has a mother. Can you imagine how embarrassed she is? All people have mothers and all mothers are women.”

A spokesperson for Gaetz later released a statement which reads:

“Hundreds of women for Matt Gaetz showed up to rallies today in real life. Woke activists sharing hate online aren’t our focus. Matt Gaetz is pro-life and wouldn’t have it any other way.”