A liberal senator is getting panned for her response to last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris, while calling for stricter gun control laws, said during an MSNBC interview that Americans cannot take pride in their country while “our babies are being slaughtered.”
“When you see the effect of this extreme violence on a human body and especially the body of a child, maybe it will shock some people into understanding,” she said.
“This cannot be a political issue. We have to be practical,” Harris continued, adding that “we have to have smart gun safety laws.”
“And we cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered.”
Her response was a clear dig at congressional inaction following a string of mass shootings that have plagued the U.S. in recent times.
Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party and a potential 2020 presidential candidate, is using the tragedy at a Florida high school to demand more gun control legislation. On the subject of babies, however, Harris is known for her staunch support of abortion rights.
Among other hardline positions, Harris goes so far as to support the public funding of abortion procedures. She also opposes a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The liberal lawmaker enjoys a 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America, a political action committee that fights for the legality and access to abortions. Additionally, Harris has earned a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood’s 2018 Congressional Scorecards.
Conservative pundits on Twitter were quick to point out the glaring hypocrisy in her statements, suggesting that one cannot decry the deaths of babies while being such a strong advocate for the practice of abortion.
According to The Daily Caller, the National Right to Life estimates that more than 60 million abortions have occurred since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the practice nationwide in 1973.
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