Susan Collins lies about Planned Parenthood in CNN interview

Via:  tessylo  •  4 days ago  •  8 comments

Susan Collins lies about Planned Parenthood in CNN interview

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As soon as Republican Maine Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she started doing her public defense of her reprehensible vote. It’s not a surprise that she would try to paint her decision in a good light, but what’s interesting is she’s just making up irrelevant lies in an attempt to look better.







In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on October 7, Sen. Collins sounds increasingly more like the extreme conservatives who constantly attack Planned Parenthood.

I would note that Planned Parenthood opposed three pro-choice justices just because they were nominated by Republican presidents, David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Kennedy. They said the same thing: Women will die.

This is completely and unequivocally wrong, as fact-checking by the Washington Post shows.


Planned Parenthood’s political arm began scoring Supreme Court nominees only in 2005, meaning tracking which way senators vote and counting it against them in scorecards and endorsements. So Souter, nominated in 1990, O’Connor, in 1981, and Kennedy, in 1987, predate that shift in the organization’s policies. Even Planned Parenthood did not have records that went back that far. So we had to dig into the newspaper clips. What we found did not back up Collins’s claim.







If this is a way to fire back at Planned Parenthood’s very accurate tweet about Collins, it just makes the senator look even worse and hopelessly partisan.


This comes as a surprise, since Planned Parenthood actually gave her an award last year for being among those who “champion reproductive health care issues and who fight to ensure the rights granted to women.” Folks are starting to call for the organization to rescind the award.




















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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    4 days ago

As soon as Republican Maine Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she started doing her public defense of her reprehensible vote. It’s not a surprise that she would try to paint her decision in a good light, but what’s interesting is she’s just making up irrelevant lies in an attempt to look better.

In an interview on CNN’s State of the Union on October 7, Sen. Collins sounds increasingly more like the extreme conservatives who constantly attack Planned Parenthood.


I would note that Planned Parenthood opposed three pro-choice justices just because they were nominated by Republican presidents, David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Justice Kennedy. They said the same thing: Women will die.

This is completely and unequivocally wrong, as fact-checking by the Washington Postshows.


Planned Parenthood’s political arm began scoring Supreme Court nominees only in 2005, meaning tracking which way senators vote and counting it against them in scorecards and endorsements. So Souter, nominated in 1990, O’Connor, in 1981, and Kennedy, in 1987, predate that shift in the organization’s policies.
Even Planned Parenthood did not have records that went back that far. So we had to dig into the newspaper clips. What we found did not back up Collins’s claim.
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    4 days ago

Time for the lying traitor to women to retire.  Step down you doddering old . . . . . 

 
 
WallyW
2.1  WallyW  replied to  Tessylo @2    4 days ago

How is she a traitor to women? Please explain. Are you saying that the only issue of most women is about easily obtained abortion....for any reason and up to the expected day of delivery? Thanks for confirming that fears of abortion somehow being banned is the only reason the Democrats were against Kavanaugh, and the catalyst for the trumped up sexual assault charges against him.

 
 
Spikegary
2.2  Spikegary  replied to  Tessylo @2    4 days ago

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MUVA
3  MUVA    4 days ago

I love Susan Collins she brings out the best in people.

 
 
Sparty On
3.1  Sparty On  replied to  MUVA @3    4 days ago

She's on "the list" now.   

Hopefully Mainers see past all the left wing hatred that will be heaped on her from this point forward and still vote her back in.   I don't always agree with her but a more centrist Senator in congress, there does not exist.

So much so that i might just donate to my first out of state politician in 2020.   Stay the course Senator Collins.   More people support your type of congressional leadership than you know.

 
 
Tessylo
3.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @3.1    4 days ago

Mainers won't forget the two faced lying traitor doddering old . . . . . . 

'So much so that i might just donate to my first out of state politician in 2020.'  Sure you will!  [deleted]

 
 
Spikegary
3.2  Spikegary  replied to  MUVA @3    4 days ago

A friend in Maine laughed about the thought that liberals that have raised $3M for a candidate 'yet to be named'.  He said Susan Collins could walk down Main Street in Augusta, pinching babies and still win with 60% of the vote.  This editorial (it is not news) from the Daily Kos is full of angst and rage, but short on anything close to reality.

 
 
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