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Bernie Sanders Attacks Mike Mulvaney on Defunding Planned Parenthood

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by Micah J. Fleck

Bernie Sanders is at it again. And on Tuesday, he berated Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), the White House budget chief nominee, over the plan to defund Planned Parenthood as well as Mulvaney’s claim that Social Security has devolved into a Ponzi Scheme.

The Global Dispatch reports:

Sanders referenced a July 2015 letter in which the congressman wrote to House Republicans “vehemently urging” them to “use every available tool” to defund Planned Parenthood.

“I hear a lot of talk in this body from our Republican friends about choice. ‘We want to give people choice,’” Sanders said. “Two-and-a-half million Americans, many low-income women, choose Planned Parenthood as their choice for health care. Why would you deny them that choice?”

When Mulvaney responded by saying he wanted to move funding from Planned Parenthood to federally qualified health care clinics, Sanders cut him off.

“Congressman, I know a lot about the community health centers …. But 2½ million people, mostly women, have chosen Planned Parenthood …. Your recommendation is that we should deny 2½ million women their choice of health care.”

President Trump picked Mulvaney to run of the Office Management and Budget, but upset the leftist senators as the South Carolina rep voted for a bill that stated Medicaid and Social Security were unconstitutional.


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