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Thu Jun 13, 2024, 01:48 PM Jun 13

Witness Beautifully Slams Door On GOP Senator Kennedy's Loaded Abortion Question [View all]

A witness at an abortion-rights hearing expertly rebuffed an inflammatory question from Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Wednesday. (Watch the video below.)

At a Senate subcommittee hearing that focused on interstate travel for abortions as more states restrict the procedure, Kennedy mentioned a woman who supposedly asked for an abortion in her 34th week of pregnancy.

“Should the mother at that juncture have the right — clearly a viable child — to abort the child?” Kennedy asked one witness, who said he didn’t want to engage in hypotheticals.

“That’s what your side always says,” Kennedy sneered. “My example’s not unrealistic. I wanna save my time. If your answer’s gonna be, ‘That never happens,’ let me go to Ms. Frye. What do you think?”


That's going to leave a mark.
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It probably will, but they're not gonna accept it, OR give up, OR go away. calimary Jun 13 #1
Yes! "They're never gonna give up..." Grins Jun 13 #31
That's the first time I've ever watched Kennedy. What a jackass. captain queeg Jun 13 #2
LUCKY you haven't watched him prior to this; elleng Jun 13 #4
The best jackass! mgardener Jun 13 #14
Lucky you. He piles on the hokey corn pone simpleton act. He's an ssshole, but not a simp. Comfortably_Numb Jun 13 #6
Just looked up his bio again. Vanderbilt. UVA Law. Magdalen (Oxford) BCL. niyad Jun 13 #24
Yup, something big, for sure. Joinfortmill Jun 14 #47
And a sleazebag! joshdawg Jun 13 #35
He has a Ross Perot vibe to him. Sky Jewels Jun 13 #40
Fake accent he learned so he could "fit in" AllyCat Jun 14 #50
20 yrs ago he didnt have that "Aww shucks" accent. And he was a Democrat! oldsoftie Jun 14 #45
THANK YOU, Ms. Frye. elleng Jun 13 #3
She was ready. She was good. LiberalFighter Jun 13 #5
Stayed a hell of a lot calmer Tree Lady Jun 13 #16
Good for her. Even though she didn't and won't change his mind, progressoid Jun 13 #7
Yes! You never know who might be listening and taking in what you're saying. ShazzieB Jun 13 #17
To change a mind, it must be open. To be open it must have ........... jaxexpat Jun 13 #19
She did great--spoke out against the contempt and disrespect for women most MAGAts feel. Timeflyer Jun 13 #8
She was so polite in her smackdown. StarryNite Jun 13 #9
Great answer LetMyPeopleVote Jun 13 #10
Totally off topic maspaha Jun 13 #21
I guess I'm also shallow, but joshdawg Jun 13 #36
She has that similar MAGA makeover look that the puppy killer from South Dakota has. Crowman2009 Jun 14 #44
She looks like a blow-up doll. Gives me the shivers. Joinfortmill Jun 14 #49
Tuberville is the dumbest guy oasis Jun 14 #43
Please explain to me.... AltairIV Jun 13 #11
It truly is a puzzle. Biophilic Jun 13 #12
Perhaps Citizens United? maspaha Jun 13 #26
They are like blackholes. coprolite Jun 13 #27
I try to think of it in evolutionary biological terms. cab67 Jun 13 #28
One word answer: trump. joshdawg Jun 13 #37
I think they're either bought like MTG or blackmailed like Lindsey Graham... Joinfortmill Jun 14 #51
Kick. N/T Upthevibe Jun 13 #13
Excellent response from Ms. Frye. nt TBF Jun 13 #15
As Stephanie Miller would say... maspaha Jun 13 #18
Kennedy is a true scum bucket. spanone Jun 13 #20
The assumption is Kennedy has ever had *any* respect for women relayerbob Jun 13 #22
A calm, rational, courteous answer to a loaded question that sets the record straight. Martin68 Jun 13 #23
Actually, it won't. cab67 Jun 13 #25
Exactly. He's reciting lines for his fuckhead constituency Orrex Jun 13 #32
Kennedy is interesting. He seems to be immune from normal human emotions. twodogsbarking Jun 13 #29
Seems that's true of a lot of Republicans. llmart Jun 13 #39
Magnficent! Orrex Jun 13 #30
Senator Kennedy continues to turn my stomach. (nt) Paladin Jun 13 #33
yes ms. Frye! glorious response!!!! nt et tu Jun 13 #34
Masterful dignified response BoRaGard Jun 13 #38
Waiting for a woman to use stand-your-ground laws. CaptainTruth Jun 13 #41
Hey Louisiana - admit it, you voted based on pseudo "name recognition" SouthBayDem Jun 13 #42
This woman is so elegant in her takedown. Joinfortmill Jun 14 #46
"Don't ask a question if you don't want to know the answer." LetMyPeopleVote Jun 14 #48
Well Done Ms Frye, Well Done! Fla Dem Jun 14 #52
Hey, fake cornpone, perhaps you should have looked at Ms. Frye's bio. . . niyad Jun 14 #53
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