GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is announcing his pick for Vice President today and his pick is so bad, Planned Parenthood had to respond with a giant ‘NO!’
Ted Cruz is expected to announce former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as his running mate if he becomes the eventual nominee for the GOP. Nevermind the fact that he’s being spanked badly by Donald Trump and has no chances of actually winning, or that Fiorina could barely muster 5 percent support when she was a candidate. No one knows exactly why Cruz would presume to announce his running mate at this point.
But the very notion of a Cruz/Fiorina ticket has Planned Parenthood on the offensive. Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens warned that these two have repeatedly undermined the efforts of the most successful women’s health organization in the country.
Laguens issued a statement this morning, saying:
“A Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina ticket give women in this country nightmares.”
Cruz and Fiorina would be a complete disaster for women in this country. Not only are they extremely anti-choice — Ted Cruz doesn’t even want to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest — but they also want to cut off women from crucial health services.
“Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina both want to criminalize abortion and would rather shut down the government than allow low-income women to access birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. This agenda is so unpopular that both Cruz and Fiorina resort to blatant, inflammatory lies to legitimize their extreme beliefs. These lies truly threaten women’s access to health care in this country.”
Fiorina was well-known during her presidential bid for blatantly and repeatedly lying on the campaign trail about Planned Parenthood and abortion. Even when fact checkers called her out for her “Pants on Fire” lies, she continued spewing the same tales to gullible anti-choicers. She repeatedly referenced the “damning” videos created by David Daleidan which were found to be heavily edited and false. Several congressional panels and state-level investigations have never found any proof of wrong-doing by Planned Parenthood — yet Fiorina and Cruz have held tightly to the narrative that the women’s health organization is selling “baby body parts.”
When Fiorina endorsed Cruz in March, the Planned Parenthood responded in an article titled “Second Time’s the Charm! Ex-Candidate Latches on to Senator Peddling Same Lies that Sunk Her Own Campaign.”
“Like a moth to the flame, Carly Fiorina continues to gravitate toward the biggest liar in the room. Fiorina spent her whole campaign lying about Planned Parenthood, embarrassingly ignoring fact checker after fact checker, and leading to a candidacy-killing drop in the polls. It’s no surprise she endorsed Ted Cruz. Together, they have created an echo chamber of lies that very seriously threatens the health and wellbeing of women in this country.”
Ted Cruz picking Carly Fiorina as his running mate reeks of desperation and drips with the stench of extreme delusion. Ted Cruz actually believes that more Americans will surely support him if he just goes extremely to the right on issues. He needs a heavy dose of reality.
He needs a heavy dose of reality — it’s over Ted, face the damn music!
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