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‘That’s a lie’: Dem strategist stuns GOP pundit over his self-righteous rant linking abortion to racism

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Democratic strategist Karen Finney on Sunday called out Republican pundit Scott Jennings after he suggested that abortion is linked to racism.

During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper asked Jennings if it was fair for Republicans to attack Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for racism when members of the party have refused to call for the ouster of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has a history of bigoted statements.

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“There are people all over this country of varying political stripes that still have race issues,” Jennings opined. “They speak out of ignorance frequently.”

Jennings then pivoted to Northam’s support for late-term abortion rights.

“But I want to touch on a comment you made in the phrase human dignity because this is the second moment where Ralph Northam failed to respect human dignity. The first moment was when he made his ghoulish, horrific statements about abortion,” the pundit said. “Human dignity matters and we ought to respect every human life of every race, especially these poor babies who are laying in delivery rooms when you have governors of states that think we should have a discussion about murdering them after they were born.”

“Stop, stop, stop,” Finney interrupted. “That’s a lie. What you’re saying is a ghoulish lie.”

“That is a lie that the right-wing has perpetuated,” she added. “What we’re talking about is making sure that in those instances, it is a woman and a doctor — not anyone at this table or anyone in Congress — making the decision.”

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Finney argued that a woman’s right to choose “is not the same thing” as racism.

“We know that that largely drove why people voted for Donald Trump in this country in 2016,” she added. “So in 2020, this is a time when we are going to have to have that conversation. You want to have that conversation? We will do it.”

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‘It’s not a both sides thing’: CNN host battles Trump aide over hydroxychloroquine misinformation

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CNN host Jim Sciutto took on White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday about his evangelism of the drug hydroxychloroquine.

During an interview with Navarro, Sciutto noted that Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Brett Giroir had recently said that there is no benefit in taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent or treat COVID-19.

"Given your past public support for it," Sciutto said, "is it time for the administration to focus on proven treatments for COVID rather than one that has not been proven?"

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Oklahoma teacher threatened by COVID-19 regrets vote for Trump — and blasts his ‘failure of leadership’

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On Monday, CNN spoke with Nancy Shively, an Oklahoma special education teacher who wrote for USA TODAY that she regrets her 2016 vote for President Donald Trump.

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‘It was pure BS’: CNN busts Trump for fabricating a health care plan ‘out of thin air’

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CNN's John Avlon and John Berman on Monday busted President Donald Trump for promising that he would sign a mysterious new health care plan that still has never come to fruition.

In his latest "Reality Check" segment, Avlon noted that Trump has been promising to replace the Affordable Care Act with a "great" health care plan for the last four years, but that he still hasn't come up with anything.

In fact, as Avlon documented, Trump has only sought to undermine the law in court with his push to have the Supreme Court strike it down entirely.

"This is the old arsonist-as-a-firefighter routine, with possibly your life on the line," he commented.

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