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What did Hillary Clinton say and what did she mean?

by | Dec 7, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

George Stephanopoulos interviewing Hillary Clinton

George Stephanopoulos interviewing Hillary Clinton

Tip of the hat to LifeNews for clueing readers into comments pro-abortion and PPFA favorite Hillary Clinton made on This Week With George Stephanopoulos.

Naturally, much of the conversation centered on the terrorist attack last week in San Bernardino which killed 14 people and injured 21 more. As citizens, it is very much worth watching the whole interview. As single-issue pro-lifers, stung by bogus “connections” between our Movement and a deranged killer in Colorado Springs who murdered three people, there is a statement the former Secretary of State made that is worth noting.

(Two things go without saying, but I will say them anyway. First, NRLC has no position on guns or gun control. Second, nothing Bill or Hillary Clinton ever says is an accident.)

Stephanopoulos makes the point that some of Clinton’s Republican presidential rivals have criticized Clinton for focusing on gun control in the wake of last week’s murders. They pointed out that San Bernardino and France both have strict gun laws but that didn’t stop the murderous assaults in either locale.

To which Clinton responded:

“Well, first of all, what happened in San Bernardino was a terrorist act. Nobody is arguing with that. The law enforcement, FBI, have come to that conclusion. And, let’s not forget, though, a week before, we had an American assault on Planned Parenthood and some weeks before that, we had an assault at a community college. So, I don’t see these two as any way contradictory.”

By “these two,” she meant gun control, on the one hand, and needing to “up our game against terrorists aboard and at home,” on the other.

Two quick points. As we wrote about last week, there was a reflex response in some media circles to broadly hint that because there was a Planned Parenthood within a couple of miles of where Syed Rizwan Farook’s and Tashfeen Mali murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, there might have been some “right to life” connection. It was patently false on its face but that’s the environment we live in.

So for Clinton to mention in the same breath what was obviously (even more so now)a terrorist act in San Bernardino with the actions of one deranged killer in Colorado who’d been libelously linked to pro-lifers (or to our “inflammatory rhetoric”)comes perilously close to an act of intimidation.

You can watch the Clinton interview here.

Categories: Hillary Clinton