Hillary Clinton Tweets 'Debunked' Hit Job On Brett Kavanaugh
Clinton said Kavanaugh was 'dog whistle to the extreme right.'
Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Wednesday to Tweet a false claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh referred to birth control pills as “abortion-inducing drugs.”
The 2016 presidential candidate said that Kavanaugh was “dog whistle to the extreme right.”
The claim that Kavanaugh referred to birth control as “abortion-inducing” has been proved inaccurate by y multiple fact-checking organizations, including PolitiFact.
“[Kavanaugh] was citing the definition of the religious group Priests for Life” when he referred to contraceptives as “abortion-inducing,” PolitiFact explained. “He has not expressed his personal view.”
The DC reports: The claim originated from an edited video clip used by California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris’ clip showed Kavanaugh stating, “Filling out the form would make [Priests for Life] complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were — as a religious matter, objected to.”
Kavanaugh’s full statement, however, was, “They said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objecting to.”
Sen. Harris’ clip seemed to intentionally leave out the “they said,” which made clear that Kavanaugh was characterizing someone else’s argument rather than his own.
I want to be sure we're all clear about something that Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearings last week. He referred to birth-control pills as "abortion-inducing drugs." That set off a lot of alarm bells for me, and it should for you, too.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 12, 2018
Kavanaugh didn't use that term because he misunderstands the basic science of birth control—the fact that birth control prevents fertilization of eggs in the first place. He used that term because it's a dog whistle to the extreme right.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 12, 2018
The Tweet comes as a leaked email chain revealed that senior executives at Google attempted to rig the 2016 US presidential election for Hillary Clinton.
The emails were obtained by Fox News's Tucker Carlson and show a clear attempt by the tech giant to influence the election in favor of the Democrats.
Google made headlines in August after an investigation by PJ Media exposed the company's news aggregate service, Google News, for suppressing conservative news sources while favoring left-bias media outlets, particularly CNN.
PJ Media's investigation discovered that left-wing news websites appear in Google News search results far more frequently, with most popular conservative outlets completely absent from the list.