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Preview the road for Brett Kavanaugh
After a week of hearings, the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanuagh, and prospectively his nomination sends in the ground, so that the full Senate to advice and consent.
Hillary Clinton on Wednesday repeated a democratic talking about judge Brett Kavanaugh, the word “abortion-inducing drugs” – a claim debunked repeatedly by fact-checkers.
“I want to be sure we are all clear on something is that Brett Kavanaugh, said in his hearings last week,” she tweeted. “He referred to the Anti-Baby-pill as “abortion-inducing drugs.” A lot of alarm bells for me, and it should for you too.”
I want to be sure we are all clear on something is that Brett Kavanaugh, said in his hearings last week. He referred to Anti-Baby-pill as “abortion-inducing drugs.” A lot of alarm bells for me, and it should for you too.
— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) On September 12, 2018
Kavanaugh, in his Supreme court hearing on Thursday was asked about a case he ruled on which priests for life, a pro-life group, the challenge to ObamaCare was the conception, is the contraceptive mandate, the group said, broke his religious beliefs.
“This was a group that was forced to certain type of health coverage over their religious objections to their employees. And under the religious freedom Restoration Act, the question was, first of all, this was a substantial burden on the religious exercise? And it was quite clear it,” Kavanaugh said, the legislature seemed to me, on the Senate judiciary Committee.
“It was a technical question you to fill out a form, in this case,” he said. “In this case, you would fill out the form said, make them complicit in the regulation of abortion-inducing drugs were objected to, as a religious matter.”
Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for the go after the birth. He was nominated for the purpose of taking away a wife, the constitutionally protected right for their own health care decisions. Make no mistake – this is about the punishment of the women. pic.twitter.com/zkBjXzIvQI
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) 7. September 2018
Democrats and pro-choice groups seized on the reference to “abortion-inducing drugs,” Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., described as a “dog-whistle for the go after birth control.” A video that you tweeted and cut, from the Preface, which showed that Kavanaugh was right, he was a summary of the arguments of the priests for life.
KAMALA HARRIS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, PROPOSED FOR THE INCLUSION OF KAVANAUGH FROM THE CONTEXT OF BIRTH CONTROL REMARKS
After a wave of criticism, especially from the White house and the Republicans, Harris is a more detailed version of the video tweeted, but for your statement to describe that it was a “dog-whistle terms, the extreme anti-choice groups, the birth control.”
But the statement drew criticism not only from Republicans, but also from fact-checkers — who were scathing in their analysis of the Democratic speeches.
“Brett Kavanaugh, contraception, abortion-inducing drugs? No,” was the headline from Politifact is a fact — which rated the statement “False.”
“In Harris’ tweet, Kavanaugh seems to define, to induce contraception as abortion. But the video could not zierer include a crucial qualifier: ‘she said.’ In fact, he was relying on the definition of the religious group priests for life. He has not expressed his personal view,” Politifact said check.
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler said, “it is quite clear from the context that he quotes the views of the plaintiff rather than offer a personal view.” He said that the original tweet from Harris was “somewhat mitigated” by the tweet provides a fuller context, but still the claim “Four Pinnochios.”
“You earned Four Pinocchios — and her fellow Democrats should be talking this fall,” the factcheck read.
But Clinton did not heed this advice, and in a long Twitter storm on Wednesday, the accused Kavanaugh, with “dog whistle to the extreme right.”
Kavanaugh did not use that term, because he misunderstands the basic science of birth control—the fact that contraception prevents the fertilization of the eggs in the first place. He uses this term because it is whistling a dog to the extreme right.
— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton) On September 12, 2018
“If Kavanaugh birth control “abortion-inducing drug is called,” he made it clear that safe and legal abortion is the only fundamental reproductive rights are in grave danger, if he is confirmed,” she tweeted. “Access to birth control, too.”
The Clinton’s tweet drew a rapid backlash from commentators, journalists and the Republicans.
“This requirement received Four Pinocchios yesterday. No excuse to repeat them today, @Hillary Clinton,” tweeted the Post Kessler.
“Nothing is more characteristic of state Hillary Clinton that they are going to be at a certain party political speeches only *after* it has been extensively checks processed in fact, wrong, etc.,” said the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.
Nothing is more characteristic of state Hillary Clinton that they are going to be at a certain party political speeches only *after* it has been extensively checks processed in fact, wrong, etc.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) September 12, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called the claim “a debunked slander.” The comment also drew the IRE of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and was one of the harshest critics of the initial claim, if Harris has managed it.
“I want to be sure that we are all clear: this is not going to happen,” his office. “Numerous fact-checked, have decided that this is incorrect, and the Washington Post gave it 4 Pinocchios.”
Then, in a snarkier flourish, his office pointed to Clinton’s failure in the 2016 campaign, to visit some of the most important midwest States.
Perhaps the fact that it checks missing persons were in Wisconsin. https://t.co/FDYXYOzzBR
Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 12, 2018
Perhaps the fact that it checks missing persons were in Wisconsin,” she tweeted.
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