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Huckabee Doesn’t Know Any Pro-Life Leader Who’s Suggested Violence Toward Planned Parenthood (Video)

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In a very carefully worded statement, Mike Huckabee tells CNN he’s unaware of any anti-abortion activists who have suggested violence toward Planned Parenthood’s personnel. 

Memo to Donald Trump, who claims he has one of the greatest memories of all time, or something: Sometimes having a bad memory can be helpful if you’re a politician. 

Take Mike Huckabee, who Sunday told CNN’s Brianna Keilar that he’s unaware of any anti-abortion activist who has ever suggested taking violent action against Planned Parenthood personnel.

Here’s the quote:

“I don’t know any pro-life leader, any––if you can tell me one, please correct me––but I don’t know of anybody who has suggested violence toward Planned Parenthood personnel.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4m-Pt8sBMs 

Convenient he added “personnel” in his well-crafted statement.

But “suggested” can mean many things, right?

Do months and months of lies given faux credence by fraudulent Planned Parenthood videos and then amplified on Fox News and in the right-wing media amount to a suggestion that someone take action against Planned Parenthood? 

What about these tweets (thanks to Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs for highlighting them on Twitter), from the creator of the Planned Parenthood videos, The Center for Medical Progress, which has the hashtag  in its bio?

Daleiden is the founder of The Center for Medical Progress. 

Here’s what Johnson just posted to Twitter:

Or how about Senator Ted Cruz, who this past week gleefully posted a press release touting an endorsement he just received from Troy Newman, a man who has argued that the killing of doctors who provide abortions should be justifiable homicide?

Newman happens to sit on the boards of several anti-abortion groups, including that of The Center for Medical Progress.

LOOK: Tweet Of The Day: Planned Parenthood On ‘Trolls Who Spew Hatred’

“We need leaders like Troy Newman in this country who will stand up for those who do not have a voice,” Cruz, enjoying a recent jump in the polls putting him at striking distance with Donald Trump, said in his statement.

Then, of course, what about Carly Fiorina‘s comments?

LOOK: Fiorina Lies About Abortion While Attacking ‘Left-Wing’ Critics After Planned Parenthood Attack

To his credit, Huckabee did denounce Friday’s attack as “domestic terrorism,” something many refuse to do. 

If Mike Huckabee doesn’t “know of” any “pro-life leader…who has suggested violence toward Planned Parenthood personnel,” maybe he should get his memory checked?

Like many on the right are fond of saying, we’re just asking questions. Right?

 

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Planned Parenthood Terror Attack Suspect Reportedly Said Obama Ruining America, Wanted Him Impeached

‘Enough Is Enough’: Obama Denounces Planned Parenthood Gunman’s ‘Terrorizing An Entire Community’

 

Image: Screenshot via CNN
Hat tip: The Hill

 

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4 Top Trump-Supporting House Republicans ‘Demanding Answers’ on ‘Treatment’ of January 6 ‘Prisoners’

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The U.S. Dept.  of Justice arrested and charged over 500 people who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many in a coordinated effort to overturn a free and fair election. DOJ expects to charge about 100 others as well.

“The investigation and prosecution of the Capitol Attack will likely be one of the largest in American history, both in terms of the number of defendants prosecuted and the nature and volume of the evidence,” the U.S. attorney’s office in D.C. wrote in March, when the list of people to be charged was estimated at about 400, The Washington Post reported at the time.

On Tuesday, as the newly-minted U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack launches, holding its first day of events, four far right wing House Republicans – some of whom has been linked to white nationalists – will be holding a different type of event.

Instead of working to uncover and piece together all the information about what happened on Jan. 6, including what led up to the attempted coup, four GOP representatives – Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene – will hold a press conference on the “treatment” of the January 6 “prisoners,” suggesting they are “political prisoners,” which is false.

The four extremists will hold that press conference Tuesday at 1 PM, “demanding answers on the treatment of Jan. 6 prisoners” from Attorney General Merrick Garland, per a press release.

“This is taking place on the same day as the Jan. 6 select committee’s first hearing,” Forbes’ Andrew Solender reports. House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy “is also holding a presser ahead of that to counterprogram.”

“The lawmakers have all pushed a baseless conspiracy theory that federal agents were behind the attack, with Gosar also casting slain rioter Ashli Babbitt – who was shot by law enforcement while trying to breach the House chamber – as a martyr,” Solender says in a Forbes article.

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‘Groveling Before White Supremacists’: GOP Senate Candidate Slammed for ‘Going Fully Anti-Semitic’

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A Republican candidate for the seat currently held by retiring U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) was both criticized for antisemitism and mocked for accidentally yet accurately linking extremism with conservatism on Monday.

Venture capitalist J.D. Vance, whose former boss, billionaire PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has invested $10 million in a PAC supporting him, posted the strange tweet attacking the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL is a civil rights organization dedicated to “monitoring, tracking and responding to antisemitism in the United States.” Vance is the author of “Hillbilly Elegy.”

He retweeted this post from disclose.tv and called the ADL “a joke of an organization that just goes after conservatives.”

Some slammed Vance’s tweet as antisemitic:

Others just mocked him for accidentally speaking the truth about “extremist and hate movements.”

 

 

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Psaki Forced to Explain COVID Basics to Fox News Reporter Asking ‘Whose Fault’ Is It Pandemic Cases Spiking

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was forced to explain the basics of the coronavirus pandemic to Fox News reporter Peter Doocy after he tried to blame the increase in COVID-19 cases on President Joe Biden, bt asking, “whose fault” is it that the numbers are “going in the wrong direction.”

Naturally, the answer is those who could be vaccinated yet are still refusing to do so.

“On COVID Dr. Fauci says we’re going in the wrong direction. Whose fault is that?” Doocy asked.

“Well,” Psaki replied, “I would say first what he was referring to is the fact that because there are still a large population of people in this country who were unvaccinated. And we have the most transmissible variants that we’ve seen since the beginning of the pandemic that more people are getting sick with COVID, and that’s not, those numbers are not moving in the right direction. I think that’s accurate and you can see it by data.”

Doocy works for one of the top conservative cable channels that possibly has spread more coronavirus and vaccine disinformation than almost any other.

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