In an effort to decry Republicans’ recent attempt to introduce a national 15-week abortion ban, Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono called for literal violence against pro-lifers from the Senate floor on Wednesday.
“The word hypocrites, it doesn’t even go far enough to call them out on what they’re doing. This is an outright attack on women in this country. That is how I see it. That is how, more and more women and those who support our right to make decisions about our own bodies, that is how we see it. And why? Because that’s what’s happening,” Hirono said. “This is a, literally, call to arms in our country.”
The real attacks following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, of course, came from the left and radical abortion activists who firebombed and vandalized dozens of pregnancy centers and churches.
But to Hirono, who smeared the Supreme Court as “extreme right wing” this past summer and called for the end of the filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade, Democrats have every reason to write off Republicans’ constitutional right to promote an abortion ban as “pandering to their extreme MAGA base.”
“This November, people are going to have a choice,” Hirono said. “Do you want to let extreme MAGA Republicans tell you what you can and can’t do with your own body or do you want to hold these politicians accountable for pushing their far-right extreme agenda?”
Hirono now joins the ranks of radical Democrat politicians such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez who have called for escalation against pregnancy centers and anyone who takes up the mantle of protecting unborn life.
Despite Attorney General Merrick Garland’s empty promises to uphold the rule of law and FBI Director Christopher Wray’s insistence that violence “is not the answer,” the chances that the Department of Justice and FBI will overlook Hirono’s literal call for violence against pro-lifers, just like they failed to address the dozens of attacks on pro-life organizations, are very high.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.