Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been trailing badly in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, so she’s been trying to make a name for herself with outlandish policy proposals and bizarre Instagram videos.
Over the weekend, Gillibrand posted what may be the most embarrassing campaign clip of all time, and followed it up Tuesday with an interview with the Des Moines Register where she insulted around 50% of Iowa residents by suggesting that opposing abortion is akin to supporting racism.
Most Democratic primary candidates are content to express their support for abortion rights but limit their criticism of the other side of the debate to complaints about being “extreme.” Occasionally, someone far to the progressive left will suggest that pro-life Democrats don’t belong in the Democratic party, or that opposition to reproductive rights has a harmful effect on women.
Those arguments are to be expected. Gillibrand, sensing an opportunity, apparently, decided to take matters a step further, condemning everyone who opposes any restriction on abortion whatsoever and claiming there is no acceptable opposing viewpoint to her own.