S.E. Cupp: Shockingly pathetic that people consider state Sen. Wendy Davis heroic
S.E. Cupp is outraged that a Texas state senator who blocked an extreme anti-abortion bill with a more than 10-hour filibuster has received national attention.
During an appearance on CNN’s Piers Morgan, the conservative commentator lashed out at those who had “lionized” state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) for her opposition to a bill that would close all but five abortion clinics in the state. Though Republicans in the Texas Senate cut her filibuster short, Democrats were still able to block the bill with some help from the gallery.
“This lionizing of Wendy Davis, who is a politician and did what politicians are supposed to do I think would make Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass and Rosa Parks roll over in their graves,” Cupp said. “Our standards for what counts as a hero today have become so shockingly, patheticly low.”
She claimed the bill was merely intended to make abortions safer, though Texas Republicans have publicly stated they want to completely abolish abortion in the state.
“Democrats have lost their rational common sense on the issue of abortion,” Cupp proclaimed. “The pendulum is going to swing back in the other direction.”
Cupp appeared on Piers Morgan along with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former White House adviser Van Jones, and former Obama adviser Stephanie Cutter to promote the revival of CNN’s Crossfire. The show was previously canceled in 2005 after The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart appeared on the program and viciously mocked it.
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