At the godawful disaster that was the second GOP debate, Carly Fiorina challenged Democrats to watch the fraudulent, heavily edited Planned Parenthood videos and “watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain” — so they did.
“[W]hat I am troubled by are the misleading, inaccurate allegations about them that we heard from Republicans at their debate,” Hillary Clinton said Sunday in a not-so-veiled response to Fiorina’s lies. “This is really an attack on Planned Parenthood, which provides a lot of health services, from cancer screenings , to contraceptive services, to so many other of the needs women have.”
“And to shut down the government, which some Republicans are advocating, over funding for Planned Parenthood, which takes care of millions of women’s health needs, is just the height of irresponsibility,” Clinton continued. The former First Lady added that the videos were both “misleadingly edited” and “taken out of context.”
Also on Sunday, something magical happened on Fox News — the right-wing lie factory had a surprise moment of honesty, and called out the rising GOP star’s dishonesty. Fiorina, who is completely unable to back her statements at the debate, told Fox’s Chris Wallace that the facts aren’t nearly as important as her rather damning (and false) narrative.
“Do you acknowledge what every fact checker has found?” Wallace asked Fiorina, reminding her that there’s no footage matching what she says she saw:
As horrific as the scene is, it was only described on the video by someone who claimed to have seen it. There is not — no actual footage of the incident you just mentioned.
Despite this reminder, Fiorina is sticking to her story, no matter how stupid it makes her look. “No, I don’t accept that at all,” Fiorina said, adding that she absolutely has seen the nonexistent footage:
I mean, they will claim that somebody watched it for them. I will continue to dare anyone who wants to continue to fund Planned Parenthood, watch the videotapes. And anyone who wants to challenge me first is going to have to prove to me that they watched it.
Carly, Carly, Carly. Numerous people have seen the tapes. You lied. Admit it and move on.
Ultimately, what we see here is the GOP laid bare: so committed to the lie that nothing — even verified facts — can dissuade them from their narrative. At this point, with Fiorina such a committed liar and Trump a die-hard racist, it is a wonder that anyone who can operate so much as a microwave without adult supervision would support them.
Fiorina said that “this is about the character of our nation” at the debate, but at this point, it seem to be more about her character (or lack thereof) than anything.
Watch Fiorina keep the lies a-flowing:
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