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In the run-up to the midterm elections last year, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) reaffirmed its supposed commitment to diversity, saying “As Democrats, we value inclusion … we know that in order to expand opportunities for all Americans, all Americans must have a seat at the table.” Don’t tell Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.).
Flailing in her longshot bid for the presidency and looking to brandish her progressive credentials in a political party that increasingly views abortion as a sacrament, Gillibrand is now working overtime to assure voters that, if elected president, pro-life Americans will not be included at her table—or on her shortlist of judicial nominees.
Interview - Des - Moines - Register - Editorial
In an interview with the Des Moines Register editorial board, Gillibrand defended litmus tests for judges and justices based on their promise to uphold abortion rights, comparing pro-life points of view to racism and anti-Semitism in the process.
“There’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable,” said Gillibrand. “Imagine saying that it’s okay to appoint a judge who’s racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic. Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America—I don’t think that those are political issues anymore.”
Attempts - Millions - Americans - Gillibrand - President
Such attempts to delegitimize and demean the millions of Americans that Gillibrand would be entrusted to serve as president are enough to make even crass attack dogs like President Trump blush. It is hardly a winning strategy, either. Consider that polling released just this year shows that 80 percent of Americans support greater restrictions to abortion and one-third of Democrats say they are pro-life.
These remarks aren’t just insensitive and untrue; they also show a painful unawareness of the abortion rights movement’s history of racism and bigotry. Even the pro-abortion publication Rewire laments Planned Parenthood founder...
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