Democrats have embarked on an investigation of President Donald Trump for the sole purpose of distracting Americans from their “radical agenda,” according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders —including their desire to kill babies, she claimed.
Newsweek reported on Monday that following House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s (D-NY) announcement of further probes into various realms of Trump’s dealings, Sanders characterized Democrats’ efforts as “disgraceful and abusive” and based on “tired, false allegations.”
Sanders said Nadler and his colleagues have taken on “this fishing expedition because they are terrified that their two-year false narrative of ‘Russia collusion’ is crumbling,” adding that Democrats are attempting to distract the American people from their “radical agenda,” which includes “making America a socialist country, killing babies after they’re born, and pushing a ‘green new deal’ that would destroy jobs and bankrupt America.”
The White House’s top spokesperson appeared to be leveraging Trump’s prior assertion that Democrats support infanticide, which he claimed involves “executing” a baby after birth.
Whether Trump misunderstands or intentionally misrepresents the notion of “late-term” abortion is unclear, but The Washington Post noted that the term generally refers to abortions that occur between weeks 21 and 24 of a pregnancy.
Medical professionals have warned that the phrasing “could lead to the belief that abortions regularly take place when a woman has already reached or passed a full-term pregnancy in the 37th week of pregnancy,” Newsweek noted.