Normally Soft-Spoken Sen. Sasse Tells VA Gov. 'Get the Hell out of Office'


Republican Sen. Ben Sasse isn’t usually the first one to speak out against the left, but he just slammed Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for his support of infanticide.

Sasse joined Fox News host Dana Perino on “The Daily Briefing” Thursday afternoon to discuss the controversy surrounding Northam’s sickening comments about abortion.

Northam’s bizarre comments were made on WTOP Wednesday morning. The governor hinted at post-birth abortion when defending a new abortion bill proposed by Virginia Democrats.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable,” Northam said in the interview.

After the birth is completed, Northam said the mother could have a “discussion” with physicians about what to do with the baby next, which certainly seemed to imply a post-birth abortion, otherwise known as infanticide.

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“The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Sasse was one of the first senators to offer a statement harshly criticizing the governor for his barbaric comments.

“I don’t care what party you’re from — if you can’t say that it’s wrong to leave babies to die after birth, get the hell out of public office,” Sasse said on Wednesday.

Sasse elaborated on his comments Thursday afternoon.

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“What the governor of Virginia said was morally repugnant,” Sasse bluntly told Perino. “This isn’t the old Democratic Party argument, 15 or 20 years ago, that abortion should be safe legal and rare.”

The Nebraska senator made an excellent point: This latest push for infanticide from Democrats should be evidence enough that liberals are drifting too far leftward.

Those who defended abortion in years prior claimed it wouldn’t get this extreme, but here we are, even after President Donald Trump warned everyone it would come to this over two years ago.

“The comments that the governor of Virginia said on the radio are about fourth trimester abortions. That’s not abortion, this is infanticide.”

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Sasse reiterated the great advice he gave Northam in his earlier statement.

“If he can’t say that protecting a little baby girl who survived an abortion is something we as a society all believe in together, he should get the hell out of office.”

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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