“Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado?" - Chris Cuomo to Carly Fiorina
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CNN's Chris Cuomo went head to head with Carly Fiorina last Friday, pressing the Republican presidential candidate on whether she felt any responsibility for influencing Robert Dear, the man who killed three people and wounded eight others during his attack on a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs.
“Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado?" Cuomo asked Fiorina. "Because of what the man said, which seems as though he was influenced by some of the rhetoric that was coming out of you and others that painted a very ugly picture and an unfair one, about Planned Parenthood?”
Cuomo was referring to Fiorina's remarks during a Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last September, when she graphically described a scene she claims to have watched in a video showing a Planned Parenthood abortion.
"I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes," Fiorina attacked. "Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.' "
Fiorina's big problem is that post-debate, fact checking showed no such Planned Parenthood video exists. The video Fiorina insisted was of a Planned Parenthood abortion, was actually made by the Center for Medical Progress. It featured a woman talking about an abortion she claims she had, which frequently cuts away to stock footage from the Grantham Collection, an organization that offers the use of graphic abortion images in hopes of turning public opinion against a woman's right to choose.
Fiorina however is in denial of the fact she got the facts very very wrong, still is clinging to her delusion that Planned Parenthood is guilty and she is blameless. When Cuomo observed that by now she must know her accusations had been proven false, that the videos were not what she claimed, Fiorina objects shrilly:
"I don't know that!"
But Cuomo didn't let her intentional ignorance slide, making her face the possibility her untruthful accusations could have contributed to turning Robert Dear into - as he proclaimed in court at his arraignment - "a warrior for the babies." Fiorina had no response left but to attack Cuomo, saying she was glad to know what his personal views are.
Have a look at Cuomo vs. Carly:
Feature Image is a screenshot from the CNN interview via YouTube