The Senate Democrats blocked a resolution on Monday that would have guaranteed babies born after a failed abortion protection, drawing criticism from “The View’s'” Meghan McCain on Tuesday as she called out the 2020 Democratic nominees for representing the “party of infanticide.”
As IJR Red reported, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would “prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion,” was blocked on Monday with a vote of 53-44.
Only three Democrats joined their Republican colleagues in voting for the resolution, while others, such as 2020 contenders Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), voted to block the bill.
“The View” co-host McCain was furious during Tuesday’s show over the blocked bill, testing the Democrats’ 2020 platforms — which turned into a heated exchange with her co-hosts.
“This is an example when we’re talking about people having children and just how extreme the left as gone,” McCain said.
McCain cited a poll revealing 80 percent of Americans support abortion limited to the first three months of pregnancy. She then asked, “If Democrats want to win an election going forward, are you going to be the party of late-term abortion? The party of infanticide? Is this the platform you’re going to have?”
The co-host added she believes the 2020 Democrats are “answering” to freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the “leader of the party” — a self-described democratic socialist who is vocal about her stance on topics.
“If you think that is how you win back the White House, I’m here to tell you I spent a lot of time in red states, I’m from a red state, that is a losing argument,” McCain said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin, who is pro-life, then tried to push back on McCain’s comments, resulting in the two talking over one another about the abortion bill.
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McCain is among other Republicans, as well as President Donald Trump, who are slamming Senate Democrats for blocking the “Born-Alive” resolution.
“Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth,” President Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “This will be remembered as one of the most shocking votes in the history of Congress. If there is one thing we should all agree on, it’s protecting the lives of innocent babies.”