On Tuesday's episode of "The Andrew Klavan Show," bestselling author Andrew Klavan discusses Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse's response to the Democrat Party's block of a bill that protects infants born alive after botched abortions. Transcript and video below.
Ben Sasse proposed a bill that would protect babies after they were born. It would add protections to babies that were born alive after an abortion, for example, if you try to kill the kid, but the kid escapes. It’s like those refugees who come and they set one foot from Cuba. If they set one foot on American soil, they’re free. They got in. These babies get out and we’re trying to say you can’t kill them anymore, they’re born. There are no longer arguments that they’re not really alive in the womb or whatever the crazy argument is. But now you can see them, they’re right in front of you. You can’t kill them now! You can’t leave them to die. And the Democrats shot this down.
Only three Democrats voted in favor. Of course, it was the guys you would expect: Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Doug Jones of Alabama. Everybody else voted against it. Here is “cocaine” Mitch McConnell putting the Democrats on notice.
McConnell: It’s harrowing that this legislation is even necessary. It was even more disturbing when last week a Democrat Governor was unable to clearly and simply state that of course, of course, these newborn babies have human rights that must be respected. I’ve been a co-sponsor of Senator Sasse’s legislation and I hope that none of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle invent any reason to block this request later today. That would make a disturbing statement. If they do and inexplicably block Senator Sasse’s effort, I can assure them that this will not be the last time we try to ensure that all newborns are afforded this fundamental legal protection.
I mean, "Cocaine" wants to bring the Green New Deal for a vote. They are doing exactly what they should be doing. They are exposing the Democrats. And remember, all the Democrats running for president voted against this bill. “Let the baby die,” say the Democrats. There’s just no getting around it. This is what they are saying. My favorite moment: Chuck Schumer gets up and he says: “This bill is carefully crafted to target, intimidate, and shut down reproductive healthcare providers.” By the way, there is no reason to let a baby die after it is born. Zero reason. No reason. It can’t be the health of the mother, it can’t be anything except you don’t want the baby. He claims the bill would impose requirements on what type of care doctors must provide in certain circumstances even if that care is ineffective, contradictory to medical evidence, and against the families wishes. This is what Chuck Schumer said.
So Ben Sasse, who proposed the bill, gets up and answers him. Listen carefully:
Sasse: Madam president, I just listened to the Senior Senator from New York, my friend from the gym, and the minority leader, deliver some summaries of what he says are in the bill before us. He implored this body, he implored people watching on CSPAN to read the bill and they would find that all these terrible things are in the bill. I see that the minority leader has to leave the floor now, but humbly I would urge him to come back and show us where any of what he just said is in this bill. What he said was not true. I rise today for a simple purpose madam president. I want to ask each and every one of my colleagues whether or not we’re okay with infanticide. This language is blunt, I recognize that. It’s too blunt for many people in this body. But frankly, that is what we’re talking about here today. Infanticide is what the abortion survivors protection act is actually about. Are we a country that protects babies that are alive, born, outside the womb after having survived a botched abortion? That is what this is about.
Unbelievable. Schumer ran away. Sasse gets up and says, none of those things are in the bill! None of those things you said are in the bill! It’s true by the way, none of those things are in the bill. And he runs away! Run Chuck, run! They want to keep their babies alive! Run for your life! Unbelievable. And of course now here’s Trump using tweets. Trump tweets:
Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn children. The Democrat position on abortion is so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies after birth. This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of congress. If there’s one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.
This is Trump using tweets to kick his opponents in the face instead of putting his foot in his own mouth.