Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued that “conservative women, or African-American conservatives are held to a different standard because we’re not supposed to exist” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Fiorina said of the comments made about her on “The View,” “I’m looking forward to going back. I’ve been around a long time. I know the difference between an observation and an insult. But I think what this points out is that the left always demonizes the messenger when they don’t like the message, and they didn’t like my message. They haven’t liked my message about planned parenthood and what’s really going on. They tried to demonize me over that. They don’t like my message that progressive policies actually harm women instead of helping women. So, in general, what the left does, is, instead of debating on the merits of the issue, they want to demonize the messenger. So, I hope tomorrow on the ‘The View’ we can have a really civil conversation about the issues and why we differ.”
She added, “I think conservative women, or African-American conservatives are held to a different standard because we’re not supposed to exist. And of course, I am Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare, a conservative woman who will take her on on her track record, and her policies, and her lies, and so, you know, they’re going to hurl a lot of insults my way. That’s okay. But I hope tomorrow, actually, we can have a civil conversation, because I think that’s what’s wrong in this nation. We’re not willing to talk about our differences. We have real differences in this nation. Let’s talk about them. Let’s not demonize the messenger. And you’re absolutely right, Sean, the right doesn’t do that, but the left does.'”
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