Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina promised to shut down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood.
When asked by talk radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, Fiorina stated that if it comes to closing the government or funding Planned Parenthood, the Republicans in Congress, “should close the government down.”
Hugh Hewitt: Now, you know, though, Carly Fiorina, I’ve probably interviewed you 30 times. You’re one of the best interviews out there. I tell people that’s because you did quarterly conference calls on earnings for so long. But that’s the first time I didn’t get a direct answer from you. Maybe because it’s a very difficult question, so I’m going to try it again. If it comes down to closing the government down or funding Planned Parenthood, what should the Republicans in the Congress do?
Carly Fiorina: I apologize for not answering your question. They should close the government down.
CF: My point is this, however. We have a long way to go. And between now and then, beginning with this vote today, every single Republican out there, as well as I hope every media outlet, needs to ask the question that I have been asking for weeks. How does any Democrat justify their position? How does any Democrat justify the continued taxpayer funding of this organization? And if you really think it’s necessary, then why don’t you support taxpayer funding for pregnancy centers right next door to every single Planned Parenthood facility across this nation so that women really understand what their choices and their options are? We have to hammer the Democrats on this, because honestly, their position, which most Americans do not understand, that’s the shame of it. Most Americans don’t understand that the Democrats’ position is it’s not a life until it leaves the hospital. Most Americans don’t agree with that position. We have to educate the American people about how extreme Democrats are.