Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is the only woman in the GOP presidential primaries. To date, she’s the only candidate to climb her way up from the GOP “kiddie table” debate stage to the main stage with the top polling candidates. It seems that every GOP candidate has to specialize in their own crazy populous GOP issue — almost like having a right-wing superpower.
So Fiorina had to find her own niche and so far it’s been abortion, specifically Planned Parenthood.
But now it would seem that Fiorina has floated off the GOP tightrope into never-be-president land when she staked her reputation on the now debunked Planned Parenthood videos. She claims to have seen videos which contained disturbing footage of Planned Parenthood doctors harvesting living fetal tissue. In one such video, she claims she saw a surgeon “harvesting the brain” of a mature fetus with “its heart beating, its legs kicking.” Cuomo was baffled by her continued referencing to videos which were proven to be fake.
In October, Fiorina became combative with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, expressing disbelief that the host didn’t believe the tapes to be authentic.
“Wow, Alisyn, I can’t believe we’re having this conversation. Honestly, it’s clear now, it’s very clear that Planned Parenthood is harvesting body parts. So clear that they had to announce that that they no longer take compensation for it.”
During Friday’s interview with Cuomo, things turned ugly fast after he asked her if she felt any regret regarding her anti-abortion rhetoric and the part it may have played in motivating Robert Lewis Dear, the mass shooter who killed three at a Colorado Planned Parenthood center.
“Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado?” Cuomo asked. “Because of what the man said which seems as though he was influenced by some of the rhetoric coming out of you and others that painted a very ugly picture and unfair one about Planned Parenthood.”
Fiorina, visibly angered by his questions, fired back “Oh, please. Really, Chris?” She once again asserted that the videos had not been edited and were authentic.
Cuomo politely corrected her saying “Of course they were edited. Let’s be careful about what we’re saying.” At that point, Fiorina began to really lose it.
“Oh let’s be careful about what we’re saying,” she snarled as she narrowed her eyes. “Let’s be very careful about what we’re saying.”
After Cuomo told her that Dear referenced the videos as part of his motivation to kill, Fiorina went nuclear. She started attacking the host and the “liberal media” stating that no one in the pro-life movement celebrated the mass shooting which claimed three lives.
It’s clear that Fiorina either lives in denial or is clinging to her last strong issue that she can use to draw in evangelicals. Either way, the videos she referenced were discredited by multiple media sources (see below).
The only websites that validate any of her claims are right wing “pro-life” sites, which usually believes every rumor and lie made up with the goal of making abortion illegal. Fiorina is on a good old-fashioned witch hunt and she’ll be damned if she lets any traitorous facts get in her way.
Here are five different sources discrediting Fiorina’s claims.