Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday called pro-life politicians “extremist so-called leaders” for imposing limits on abortion after the Supreme Court’s decision to Roe to Wade.
“And immediately, of course, follow dobbsextremist so-called leaders — that’s what I call them — extremist so-called leaders across our country started passing and enforcing laws to criminalize doctors, nurses and health care providers,” Harris said at the Democratic Attorneys General Association conference.
“I mean, think about those people – why they started that profession, their sense of calling and their duty to heal and help. And these so-called extremist leaders are passing laws to criminalize these people, and passing laws to protect women.” punish,” Harris continued.
Harris complained that the Supreme Court “deliberately shifted the fight for reproductive rights to the states” and praised the Democratic attorneys general for “brave defense of reproductive freedom.”
While the vice president called conservative politicians “extremist so-called leaders,” she ignored the extremist rhetoric of members of her own party.
Most recently, a 41-year-old man admitted to killing 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson because he was “part of a Republican extremist group,” according to local reports. The man reportedly feared that the group of Republicans would come for him.
The North Dakota man told police he hit Ellingson with his car because of “a political argument” the two had.
Ellingson’s politically motivated death came less than a month after President Joe Biden used the weight of his presidency to portray “MAGA Republicans” as dangerous “extremists” and “white supremacists.”
“There is no doubt that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, and that is a threat to this country,” Biden said in a politically fueled primetime address.
While speaking of “extremist so-called leaders,” Harris also omitted Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), the Democratic nominee for the US Senate in Ohio, who recently called on Ohioans to “kill and confront” the extremist Republican movement. .
Furthermore, Harris’s attempts to portray pro-life leaders as “extremists” ignore the fact that millions of Americans across the country support abortion limits.
For example, a poll earlier this year found that more Americans support a 15-week abortion ban than are against it. Another poll taken this summer found that 44 percent of Americans believe states should be in control of abortion policies.