Radio host Peter Biello invited 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to compare pro-life beliefs to racism. Gillibrand initially claimed that the pro-life viewpoint is “not acceptable,” when choosing judges.
This will only anger conservatives who have watched Pres. Trump add many conservative judges across the nation to halt the liberal agenda.
Gillibrand: “These are personal decisions. They are health care decisions. They are economic decisions. They are moral decisions. A woman has a right to make all those decisions. And if you are telling me today, that women in America don’t have that right. I think you are so backward-looking that those judges and justices are not the type of people we should be appointing because it is too backward-looking.”
“I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable. 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,”
Biello: “You’ve seemed to suggest recently that appointing a judge who opposes abortion rights is akin to supporting judicial nominees who hold racist views. Suggesting that there is no moral other side to the abortion debate. Is that what you believe?”
Gillibrand: “So the point I was making is that we believe in settled precedent in this country and we have settled precedent to make sure we value everyone and don’t discriminate on race, gender or religious backgrounds.”
In the nine years since the Citizens United ruling, unaccountable money has eroded our democracy. As long as candidates continue to accept corporate PAC and federal lobbyist donations, we can't fix what's broken.
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— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) January 21, 2019
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