Fox News host Mike Huckabee warned last week that abortion rights could lead to a Nazi-style extermination of elderly people in the United States.
“The fact is we live in a country that has always valued the notion that every person has worth and value,” the former Arkansas governor said at Susan B. Anthony List’s 7th Annual Campaign for Life Gala. “And I want us to be reminded of what takes place when a country begins to devalue any group of its citizens for any cause whatsoever. Once the devaluation of a certain segment of the population occurs, whether it is because of gender, religion, race, creed, color — or the age of gestation — then anything is possible.”
Huckabee said he visited the notorious Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz earlier this year.
“We look at the horrors of the Holocaust and people say, ‘How could that happen? How could one of the most sophisticated, well educated and scientifically advanced countries in the entire planet do something of such magnitude?’ And I tell you, it didn’t happen over night. It happened slowly but methodically, human beings were devalued.”
Huckabee said women only terminated their pregnancies because “some lives are a financial hardship” or because being pregnant is “a social disruption.” He warned that abortion rights could lead to the killing of elderly citizens in the name of convenience.
Huckabee has a long history of comparing abortion to the Holocaust. The Anti-Defamation League called on Huckabee to stop making the comparison in 2007.
“We find the use of analogies to the Holocaust in other contexts deeply painful, disturbing and offensive. Such analogies can only trivialize and diminish the horror, and cause further pain to Holocaust survivors and to those alive today who lost friends and loved ones,” ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said.
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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asks why Bill Barr is trying to ‘erase Robert Mueller’s investigation’ before November
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace returned to television Friday night to address what she called outright corruption in the Trump White House after another example of the president trying to escape the consequences of the law.
Wallace began by calling Attorney General William Barr nothing more than Trump's "bouncer."
"He has been intellectually overestimated from day one. He is not a mastermind of anything," said Wallace. "He is Donald Trump's body man."
She cited "well-sourced spin" coming from the White House Friday evening, because there were people that she said were "enlisted" with trying to talk Trump out of commuting Roger Stone's sentence. She anticipated that Barr and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone may huff and puff about the act, but that they won't quit over it. "And we should remember their names forever. They are all accomplices in the greatest corruption of one of the most sacred powers."
Former US Attorney makes the case for why Congress should still impeach Trump — even if he loses in 2020
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow welcomed former U.S. attorney Barbara McQuade to "the Friday night horror show" to address a situation she said, "is as bad as it looks."
"You know, there are times when I try to be the voice of reason and point out other sides of an issue," said McQuade. "But this is as bad as it looks. No. 1, we've got William Barr, who is greasing the wheels in the key U.S. Attorney's offices that have jurisdiction over the activities of President Trump. But even though, you know, maybe we should have seen this coming, and there have been all kinds of hints that it's coming, I feel no more disgusted than I, otherwise, would be that Roger Stone has seen his sentence commuted. This is a man who obstructed justice, lied to congress, threatened a witness [and his dog], and the purpose of that was to protect President Trump. You know, this isn't President Trump's rewarding Stone for being a loyal friend. This is President Trump protecting President Trump. And I think it is a terrible attack on the rule of law. So, if anything, you have not painted a bleak enough picture."
Maddow sounds the alarm on Bill Barr ‘decapitating’ US attorneys in key places that were investigating Donald Trump
While President Donald Trump's commutation of Roger Stone is garnering most of the Friday night "news dump, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow sounded the alarm about a story that she's concerned is being lost in the shuffle.
According to Maddow, Attorney General Bill Barr has fired three U.S. attorneys that are responsible for prosecuting Trump and his businesses in three specific districts, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the Washington, D.C. district.
"The president's attorney general has just ousted another federal prosecutor, whose office was handling cases pertaining to the president," she said at the top of her Friday show. "Tonight, it's the Eastern District of New York. Now, if you are the president and you and your campaign, and your inaugural committee, and your donors, and your lawyers, and your campaign staff, and your longtime friends, and associates keep finding themselves accused of felonies or at least targeted or involved in serious criminal investigations. Then, if you are the president, the federal prosecutors, what you probably have to worry about are three."