Retired Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt said in a video released Thursday that Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) is “ruled by a demon of murder” and that she should be prosecuted for her supposed role as a murderer of unborn children. According to Right Wing Watch, the video was from Klingenschmitt’s daily Internet-only “Pray in Jesus Name” show.
Davis rose to national prominence when she singlehandedly filibustered Texas Republicans’ new, draconian anti-abortion laws, which would largely strip Texas of legal abortion clinics and even make some forms of birth control illegal. People have asked whether Davis intends to run for governor of Texas, a possibility that Klingenschmitt said must not come to pass.
He addressed Davis by way of the camera, pointing to the Ten Commandments from the Bible’s Old Testament, particularly “Thou shalt not kill.”
“How are you going to be qualified, Wendy?” he asked. “To rule the people of Texas when you yourself are ruled by a demon of murder? Having personally participated in the funding and oversight of so many abortions?”
“Even in Texas!” he exclaimed. “Even where women are ‘pro-life.’ Even where half of the babies killed are girls.”
Klingenschmitt did not elaborate on what places exist where less or more than half of the abortions performed are on male fetuses. Presumably, half of all embryos are female, so it would follow that half of abortions are of female fetuses.
He went on to say that Davis “does not deserve to be the governor of Texas. In fact,” he said, “she should be prosecuted herself, probably, for having a hand in, for having facilitated so many abortions in her own state.”
“For the innocent killing of children,” Klingenschmitt said, “I’m very disappointed in Wendy Davis.”
Watch the video, embedded below via Right Wing Watch:
Pelosi is ‘marrying up the facts and the law’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘bribery’ is a critical indictment of Trump
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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Assistant U.S. Attorney Berit Berger on Thursday evening's "The Last Word."
Please expand for us on why it is significant and why is it important to label this bribery," Williams said.
"So I think Nancy Pelosi was very specific in calling this bribery for two reasons," Berger replied.
"The first is that -- unlike quid pro quo -- ribery is something that most people understand, especially people who have children," she said, with a chuckle. "We all sort of have a general understanding of that."
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CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday listed all of the evidence one would have to ignore to believe the Republican defense of President Donald Trump.
The CNN anchor listed the "transcript of the president's infamous July 25th Ukraine call" as one piece of evidence that would have to be ignored.
He also listed the sworn testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. And the "bombshell" testimony from Ambassador Bill Taylor and the text messages between Taylor and Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
The necessity of there not just being an investigation of the Biden family, but an announcement of an investigation, is another inconvenient fact that would have to be ignored, he explained.
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"But even after one day of public hearings so far, the elephant in the room here feels like it’s rearing up and stomping its feet, because who benefits with all these things Trump has done?" Maddow asked. "With all of them. With all this stuff in the middle of the impeachment, but all the other stuff he’s doing simultaneously."