Amy Klobuchar Faces Down Fox News’ Chris Wallace for Asking if Democrats Too ‘Extreme’ on Abortion
Minnesota Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar pushed back hard at Fox News’ Chris Wallace when he repeatedly asked her if Democrats are too “extreme” on the issue of abortion.
On this week’s edition of Fox News Sunday, Klobuchar told Wallace that if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, she would see the right to abortion codified into federal law, and told him that “I don’t think the majority of Americans are where the republicans are on this issue right now.”
“But, Senator, pro-life advocates are pushing back,” Wallace said, and asked Klobuchar about an ad from Restoration PAC that calls Democrats “the party of death, six democratic senators running for president, including you, who have opposed restrictions in the later stages of pregnancy.”
“You talk about the extreme, as you called it, on one side, let me make the case, and you can answer it on the other side, because folks say that one of the concerns is that a number of Democratic senators are not willing to see restrictions on late term abortions, abortions after 24 weeks as we enter the third trimester,” Wallace said. “Now that’s only 1% of all abortions in the country, but even 1% is 6,000 abortions after 24 weeks, when a fetus might well be viable. Are you okay with that?”
“I’m okay with the law, Chris,” Klobuchar said. “And what the law says is that in that third trimester, it is allowed to protect the health and the life of the mother.”
“But that’s not what the president said, Chris,” Klobuchar continued, taking on Trump’s “execute the baby” lie. “The president misled the American public. What he said at a rally was basically a doctor would be holding a baby, and kill, and kill that baby. That’s illegal under the law. That is already a crime…”
Wallace interrupted, called Trump’s accusation of baby executions an “overstatement,” and again asked “Are you okay with abortions after 24 weeks?”
“To protect the life and the health of the mother,” Klobuchar replied. “That is exactly what the supreme Court ruling says. And I am okay with that.”
“But I just think it’s really important, Chris, for your Fox viewers to know, because there’s so much misinformation out there, that what these laws do is extreme,” Klobuchar continued. “There are number of Republicans who said they are opposed to them. They are extreme.”
“Then you have the president misleading the public, and telling them that this is about basically killing a baby after a baby is born. That is not what this is about, that is a crime,” Klobuchar said. “So I think what people have to understand here is that we are at a point where a number, it is not just Alabama, this has happened in Ohio, this has happened in Missouri, this happened in Georgia, there’s a law that’s being passed in Michigan that the Democratic governor is going to veto. This is happening across the country, and people need to know what’s really going on here. This is a violation of civil rights.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox.
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