Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), said Sunday on Fox News that a federal law protecting abortion rights proposed and passed by House Democrats is akin to “Chinese genocide.”
Fox host Mike Emmanuel pointed out that several Republicans locked in heated midterm campaigns have removed all mentions of abortion rights from their websites, which led Emmer to remark:
“I trust our candidates to know their districts and know how they’re going to appeal to their voters, to the voters that are going to turn out in November and elect them to the next Congress. That being said, if Democrats want to make abortion the main issue when every poll we have seen says that the economy and the cost of living is the number one issue, good luck to them trying to defend their extreme position.”
And then Emmer compared reproductive rights for American women to genocide in China:
“Every one of them voted for what I call the ‘Chinese genocide bill,’ which would allow abortion up to moments before a child takes its first breath. I think our candidates know how to message that and they’ll be just fine in the midterms.”
If Republicans “know how to message” their position on women’s rights, they why are the trying so desperately to hide their views from the voters, as the Washington Post reported this week?
And the campaign of Blake Masters, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Arizona, has removed from his campaign website references to strict antiabortion positions he once championed, along with references to false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.
At least nine Republican congressional candidates have scrubbed or amended references to Trump or abortion from their online profiles in recent months, distancing themselves from divisive subjects that some GOP strategists say are two of the biggest liabilities for the party ahead of the post-Labor Day sprint to Election Day.
Sounds like someone is lying and trying to finesse an issue the GOP is terrified of. But voters aren’t going to be fooled and we’ll find out in November just how angry the public is about having their rights taken away by the Supreme Court.
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