MSNBC Has Not Yet Covered The Senate’s Infanticide Vote
As of noon Tuesday, MSNBC is the only one of the “Big Three” cable television networks that has yet to report on the Senate’s vote on infanticide, nearly 24 hours after the vote took place.
The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would have ensured that babies who survive abortions are given medical attention, failed to pass the Senate on Monday, with a vote of 53-44. Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse led the effort to pass the bill.
A review of MSNBC’s on-air coverage turned up nothing on the bill. (MSNBC’s Primetime Lineup Ignores Smollett Getting Charged In Hate Crime Hoax)
Primetime network host Chris Hayes had Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on his show Monday night. Though he asked her about the primary, health care and the filibuster, Hayes did not ask her about the infanticide vote throughout the 10-minute interview.
Warren voted against the bill, just like other presidential hopefuls like Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
CNN only briefly addressed it during “Early Start,” which airs 4:00-6:00 a.m., focusing on President Donald Trump’s tweet that denounced the vote and not about the vote itself.
Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is now so extreme that they don’t mind executing babies AFTER birth….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2019
Conversely, Fox News covered the vote throughout Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. Sasse appeared on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” to discuss his disapproval of how the vote turned out on Monday night.