MSNBC Panel Attacks 'Pro-Fetus,' Not Pro-Life, Republicans

NewsBusters | 7/9/2018 | Staff
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On Sunday’s edition of AM Joy, a discussion on President Trump’s potential Supreme Court justice pick turned into a full frontal attack on Republicans and the party’s pro-life positions. Three separate guests lambasted the GOP as hypocrites not fit to accurately call themselves pro-life.

The Beat DC’s Tiffany Cross said that the issue was “red meat” that allowed Trump's base “to give him a bottomless mulligan when he supported an accused child molester,” referring to his backing of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. They will let President Trump get away with anything, “Because they care so much about fetuses but very little about children crossing the border in cages or children in Flint Michigan drinking poison water,” Cross claimed.

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Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy chimed in, saying Republicans also don’t care for “children with black or brown skin.” Both were constructing straw-man arguments, creating their own definition of “pro-life” and then attacking Republicans for not adopting all the tenets of their progressive agenda.

Later on, Cross reiterated her attack against pro-lifers. After Republican strategist Katon Dawson mentioned the pro-life GOP platform, Cross said: “I also want to respectfully correct Katon and say I don’t know that Trump’s base is pro-life. They're pro-fetus. But I think it's an error to call them pro-life.” She seemed to neglect that protecting the life of the fetus would in and of itself qualify as being pro-life. Nevertheless, she felt it necessary to claim that “we are certainly the losers as the American public, should any of these justices get confirmed.” The vulnerable unborn might disagree.

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Anushay Hossain, a writer for Women in the World, fatalistically declared: “Donald Trump has made clear that he is a president for his base. He's definitely going to pick a candidate who’s gonna...
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