Sarah Huckabee Sanders promises kids in womb will be ‘as safe as they are in a classroom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders promises kids in womb will be ‘as safe as they are in a classroom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, GOP nominee for the governor of Arkansas, was trending on Sunday for continuing a tradition of hypocrisy that I would’ve hoped peaked when she was White House Press Secretary for former President Donald Trump. It didn’t. Footage of promises the Arkansas Republican made just one month ago began to circulate on social media in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade, in essence delivering the kind of blow to reproductive rights that will likely criminalize healthcare and devastate those seeking to terminate their pregnancies for years to come. 

”We will make sure that when a kid is in the womb, they’re as safe as they are in a classroom (…),” Sanders said.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders after her gubernatorial primary win: “We will make sure that when a kid is in the womb, they’re as safe as they are in a classroom.” Um. pic.twitter.com/qNsWoxUmJU

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 26, 2022

Majid Padellan, a blogger and influencer who goes by “Brooklyn Dad” responded to the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with a list of cities that experienced mass shootings in schools. “Uvalde, Parkland, Sandy Hook, and Columbine families would like a word,” Padellan tweeted.

And he was hardly the only social media user to point out how out-of-touch the gubernatorial hopeful seemed. 

Pathological lying propagandist Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’ll make kids in a womb as safe as kids who are in classrooms. So she’s either saying she wants pregnant women to be gunned down or she doesn’t give a shit about the kids killed in Sandy Hook and Uvalde or both.

— Ricky Davila 🏳️‍🌈 (@TheRickyDavila) June 26, 2022

In a remarkable policy shift, previously anti-abortion AR governor candidate, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, now says that all fetuses should be slaughtered in the womb in a hail of AR gunfire and that MAGA Republicans should do absolutely nothing to protect them. https://t.co/xuDARGYnxz

— Steve Shearer (@PiquedPensioner) June 26, 2022

If Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks children are safe in a classroom then voters should not allow her to be governor, even if they dismiss her participation in the most corrupt presidential administration in history. pic.twitter.com/ZKRbDff7lf

— Lisa McCormick (She’s one of Us!) (@LisaMcCormickNJ) June 26, 2022

Social media response underscores what Democrats have been urging for years and especially since leaked and now confirmed news of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade. That is to counter GOP efforts to rip apart our democracy by showing up at the polls and electing representatives who will defend this country.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the Supreme Court’s decision is not just “a crisis of Roe.” “This is a crisis of our democracy,” she said. “The Supreme Court has dramatically overreached its authority.”

AOC on Meet the Press: “What I believe that the president and the Democratic Party needs to come to terms with is that this is not just a crisis of Roe, this is a crisis of our democracy … this is a crisis of legitimacy and President Biden must address that” pic.twitter.com/CGB3tBSPFx

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2022

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted on Friday: “We are not powerless. Here’s what I’m fighting for: Expanding our Senate majority so we can eliminate the filibuster & codify Roe. Expanding the Supreme Court to rebalance this institution. Defending abortion rights in states through ballot measures and downballot elections.”

Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted:

“This is only the beginning of an extreme Republican agenda to take away our personal freedoms, from abortion to contraception, to marriage equality to personal safety. #WeWontGoBack!

As a Member of Congress, I’m proud to have voted to protect abortion access. Today’s SCOTUS decision makes it even more clear: we need federal protections for reproductive health.I am committed to continuing this FIGHT: in Congress, in the streets, and at the Ballot Box!”

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director counsel emeritus of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, made a passionate plea to restructure “for an improved system.” She tweeted:

“The reason you can’t think of a way out of this democratic free fall is b/c we need radical structural reform to the functioning of all 3 branches of govt in this country. Extremists have found the keys to gaming & hijacking the system – in Congress, the White House, & SCOTUS.

We have witnessed the vulnerability of the rules that govern each branch of govt. which have been weaponized to herd us toward minority rule. Do we have the boldness & courage to reset the rules of govt so that they serve democracy? Cause that’s the project. It begins w/power.”

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