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Fiorina: Hillary’s Defense of Planned Parenthood Is the Real ‘Extreme’ Position

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for comparing Republicans to terrorists on Friday’s “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel.

Fiorina began by stating that by criticizing CNN’s debate criteria, accusing the network of “putting their thumb on the scale.” She also argued the network “could do more polls” and “take more polling data.”

Fiorina then reacted to Clinton’s comparison between Republicans and terrorists, “it’s outrageous. I mean, it’s an outrageous statement, and she will be called on it. But it’s also typical. It’s typical of Hillary Clinton. Frankly, it’s typical of Democrats. I mean, remember President Obama’s compared anyone who opposed his Iranian deal, a terrible deal, to the hardliners in Iran chanting ‘Death to America.’ This is typical. And what it tells us is that Hillary Clinton has no a qualms about continuing to try and wage this supposed war on women card as she runs for president. We ought to expect this. Democrats are continually describing Republicans as extreme, when the truth is, it is Democrats who are extreme. They are extreme as she continues to defend Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood can no longer be defended, and yet Hillary Clinton is out there defending them. It’s unclear that she’s ever had the courage to watch these videotapes, to actually see what Planned Parenthood is doing. So,Hillary Clinton and her party are the extremists here, on a whole series of issues. And her comparing any Republican to a terrorist is simply over the line.”

She added, “I think the landscape changed to a certain extent. And of course, it didn’t work in 2014, a lot of us, me included, but not limited to me, worked very hard in 2014, to push back against the war on women. We saw people like [Sens.] Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) doing it so effectively. It’s why we can’t have a nominee that steps into their traps. You know, it’s a trap to talk about Planned Parenthood as being about women’s health. It’s not about women’s health at all. So, the landscape has changed, but, make no mistake, the Democrats are going play this card over and over again. Which is why we have to have a nominee who is unafraid to push back on every single one of these outrageous charges. They will level them.”

Fiorina concluded, “what I intend to keep on doing, and I have been doing it from the very beginning, is calling her out, and any other Democrat out, on the extreme positions that they hold. So, yes, she has lied about about Benghazi, her email, and her servers. I was the first one say it, I kept saying it, and now the majority of the American people agree with me. It is extreme to say that it’s not a life until it leaves the hospital. Four — almost 4 million women have fallen into poverty under this administration. The policies that Hillary Clinton and other Democrats will pursue are bad for women. And we need to keep making that point over and over again. And wasn’t it interesting, just a couple days ago, there was a little expose on how women were paid in my campaign versus Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Guess what? Women have higher positions in my campaign. They are paid better in my campaign than Hillary Clinton. So, not only is she extreme, but she’s hypocritical as well.”

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