Remember, only dogs hear dog whistles.
Kamala Harris is still reaping backlash from telling a massive lie about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
While Democrats like California Senator Harris turned the Kavanaugh hearings into an embarrassing circus for the purposes of auditioning as presidential candidates, many pulled despicable stunts for attention.
Harris came under heavy fire when she altered Judge Kavanaugh’s words to make it appear he had said something he didn’t.
“Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for going after birth control,” Harris tweeted with a strategically edited clip. As it turned out, it was Harris who chose Kavanaugh’s words “very carefully.”
Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for going after birth control. He was nominated for the purpose of taking away a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions. Make no mistake – this is about punishing women. pic.twitter.com/zkBjXzIvQI
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) September 7, 2018
As BPR covered last week, Harris tweeted a selectively edited video of the judge’s remarks, which exclude the words “they said” from his statement, creating the impression that the phrase “abortion-inducing drugs” reflected Kavanaugh’s own considered opinion, and not those of the Catholic priests challenging the contraception mandate.
Backlash against the tweet was swift and fierce:
And you lie with such ease!
— Dana Ray (@LivinwithNF) September 9, 2018
He is quoting an organization, NOT stating how he would rule on a case.
— Leslie (@BikerChick9999) September 7, 2018
While there were plenty of informed people willing to call out Harris for her deceptive lie, her liberal minions, unwilling to scratch just beneath the surface, were more than willing to take her tweet at face value.
But now, the fact-checking source Politifact as spoken. And there was nothing it could do to spin Harris’ distortion of the truth even it wanted to.
“We rate this statement False,” Politifact concluded of Harris’ tweet.
“Harris’ tweet takes Kavanaugh’s statement out of context,” Politifact’s assessment read. “Harris cut an important second out of the clip — the attribution. Kavanaugh said, ‘They said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were, as a religious matter, objecting to. ‘They’ refers to a Catholic nonprofit group, Priests for Life. Kavanaugh was answering a question from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, about a case in which he argued Priests for Life shouldn’t have to provide women with the contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act for religious reasons.”
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