Potential 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has doubled down on her claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh believes all birth control counts as “abortion-inducing” drugs.
In a tweet responding to her own tweet three days earlier, Harris finally shared Kavanaugh’s full quote on a religious group’s objection to providing what it called abortion-inducing drugs to its employees.
Three days earlier, Harris had tweeted out a clearly edited clip designed to make it look like Kavanaugh himself believes birth control is synonymous with “abortion-inducing” drugs.
Of course, even though the full quote makes it clear that Kavanaugh is referring to the religious group’s objection and using their terminology, Harris doubles down on her earlier claim that he used a “dog whistle” to refer to birth control generally.
Harris, of course, can’t just say she was wrong to smear Kavanaugh for something he may not believe (we don’t know how he feels about birth control or “abortion-inducing” drugs). She might be running for president, and acknowledging she was wrong about a Republican nominee would certainly hurt her.