- DNC Chairman Jamie Harrison on Sunday mentioned that points like abortion will matter extra to voters.
- Harrison mentioned that abortion is about privateness and freedom and that excessive MAGA Republicans are chipping away at freedom.
- The Chairman mentioned that whereas Republicans are turning a blind eye to MAGA extremists, his celebration is defending freedom.
DNC Chairman Jamie Harrison on Sunday mentioned abortion “goes to be extraordinarily necessary” within the upcoming midterm elections.
When requested throughout an interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation” if abortion or the economic system will likely be extra necessary, Harrison mentioned, “I believe abortion goes to be extraordinarily necessary.”
“The explanation why so many individuals come to America is as a result of we’re the land of freedom. It is liberty and justice for all. And abortion is about privateness and freedom, freedom of ladies to manage their very own our bodies,” he added.
Harrison mentioned that the “excessive MAGA Republicans” are liable for chipping away at American freedom post-Roe v. Wade.
“You are taking away privateness and freedom rights, you are chipping away at voting rights, you are going after individuals’s freedom of speech,” Harrison mentioned. “I imply, that isn’t who America is. However that is who the MAGA extremists within the Republican celebration need America to be.”
Throughout a marketing campaign cease in Maryland on Thursday, President Joe Biden referred to as the acute MAGA philosophy “semi-fascism.”
Harrison averted answering when requested if he embraced describing the MAGA Republican celebration as “semi-fascism.”
“Properly, it is not concerning the embracing – it is calling what it’s what it’s. On the finish of the day, we’re a rustic constructed on freedom,” Harrison mentioned. “And if you chip away at that, if you see the bullying that takes place in place like Florida with (Florida Governor Ron) DeSantis, if you see them chip away at privateness rights after they attempt to demonize the opposite, that the assaults on transgender youngsters and their households, the assaults on marriage equality that we’re listening to from the Supreme Court docket.”
Harrison accused Republicans of turning a blind eye to the MAGA agenda and that his celebration is defending freedom.
“It’s the nice distinction between a celebration, the Democratic Occasion, that’s standing up for the hopes and aspirations of the American individuals and defending our rights as Individuals and our freedoms,” Harrison mentioned “And a Republican celebration that’s targeted on concern, that is targeted on fraud that’s targeted on simply getting energy.”
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday mentioned the GOP lacks management. He famous how the celebration has shifted its stance on abortion post-Roe v. Wade, pushing for bans with out exceptions.
“I’ve at all times taken the place of rape, incest, lifetime of the mom, and, you understand, sure weeks up till 15 weeks or no matter,” Kinzinger mentioned. “And that was really a reasonably widespread factor within the Republican Occasion. Even Donald Trump mentioned, ‘Rape, incest, lifetime of the mom exceptions.’
“And now you’ve got been seeing these Republicans go, ‘There may be completely no exception,’ as a result of one way or the other within the Republican celebration the crueler you might be, the extra possible you might be to win a main.”
But, Harrison mentioned Democrats have “momentum.”
“That momentum is actual,” he mentioned on CBS. “Democrats are going to maintain their majorities within the Home, that they are going to develop the majorities in the USA Senate. And we’ll decide up some governors’ mansions alongside the best way.”