California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) called “total B.S.” on the Republican claim that Democrats support and even promote abortion rights up to and after birth.
“It’s made up, it’s a political thing. People are not seeking abortion at the end of the cycle,” Newsom told CNN’s Dana Bash in a lengthy interview that aired Monday.
Newsom, though, said it was “exactly where” Republicans now had to go “because they’ve gone too far on the other side.”
“This is a false flag,” he told Bash. “This is where they need to go in order to get out of a mess they’ve created, because they don’t believe in fundamental choice and freedom for women. This whole issue is a political issue. And with respect, I’m not surprised Donald Trump is saying this.”
“I call B.S. on this whole debate. It is purely a political canard,” he added.