When asked to comment yesterday about the GOP debate last week, Clinton used the opportunity to dismiss Trump and attack Rubio over his pro-life stance. Clinton said:
“What a lot of the men on that stage said was offensive….when one of their major candidates – a much younger man, the senator from Florida – says there should be no exceptions for rape and incest, that is as offensive and troubling a comment as you can hear from a major candidate running for the Presidency. So I don’t want people to be confused here by the outrageous comments of one and say ‘We’re focused on this’ and we’re going to let the fact that there should be no exceptions for rape and incest go unnoticed and unmentioned? I’m not going to let that happen….What Marco Rubio said has as much of an impact in terms of where the Republican party is today as anybody else on that stage and it is deeply troubling.”
Rubio defended his stand on abortion, but took issue with the notion that he wouldn’t support abortion restrictions that included exceptions for rape and incest. “I’ll support any legislation that reduces the number of abortions and there are those that have that exception in them. What I’ve never done is say that I require that it must have exceptions,” Rubio told Chuck Todd on Sunday.
During the debate, Rubio said “Future generations will call us barbarians for murdering millions of babies when we never gave them a chance to live.” Hillary Clinton seems to have forgotten mentioning that statement.
While Hillary is still on her high horse over this issue, she should be reminded that she was the same person who spoke of the courage and fine example of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, a racist who saw blacks as inferior and wanted to use birth control to keep the populations of blacks, the poor, and other minorities down.
H/T: The Guardian