Tucker to GOP Lawmaker: Why Haven't Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood?


Planned Parenthood's political arm is part of a coalition of liberal groups which plan to spend $30 million to help Democrats in key states in the 2018 midterm elections. 

Roll Call reported:

The initiative will target voters in Michigan, Florida, and Nevada.

Florida and Nevada are the site of two Senate races that Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates Tossup.

"For people of color, young people, and women, everything is on the line in this election,” Deirdre Schifeling, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, said in a statement.

“The Trump-Pence administration has rolled out discriminatory rules and policies that undermine our basic rights and freedoms. To win in 2018, we need to channel the unprecedented energy and activism we’ve seen in response to these attacks towards winning at the ballot box.”

Radio host and NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday that it's "infuriating" to see federal funds still going to Planned Parenthood, meaning taxpayers may not realize they're indirectly funding Democrats. 

"It's appalling. ... We as Americans are being forced to fund Democrat campaigns," she said. 

Loesch said this is happening to the tune of a half-billion dollars per year, arguing Planned Parenthood does not need the "indulgence" of taxpayer funds in order to operate. 

As Tucker Carlson pointed out last month, Republicans have not followed through on promises to defund Planned Parenthood. Loesch said the latest omnibus spending bill kept the funding in place. 

"It [went] right through. Under Republicans. ... They're financing their opposition," she said, noting that the organization spent $38 million in 2016 to try to elect Hillary Clinton. 

"We paid for it!" she concluded. 

Watch her full commentary above.


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