It’s a truism of politics that the mainstream media will never talk about, but when a Democrat starts complaining about hypocrisy, it’s time to look for lies.
That truism was on full display on Friday, when Hawaii’s Sen. Mazie Hirono, a woman who became a liberal star by helping peddle the vicious, baseless attacks on then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh last year, turned her tongue on the pro-life cause.
And this staunch defender of abortion — a procedure that literally destroys more than half a million American children every year — accused Republicans of not caring about children.
The occasion was a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that would essentially ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, introduced the bill on Tuesday, according to CBS News.
It’s one he’s sponsored every year since 2013, CBS reported.
Lawmakers have passed abortion restrictions in numerous states, though court challenges by the abortion industry are inevitable.
Graham’s bill hasn’t been able to make it out of the Senate because it was unable to attract the 60 votes necessary to proceed with debate in previous years.
This year, with the House under Democratic control, the bill has zero chance of getting to President Donald Trump for a signature.
But that hasn’t stopped Graham from trying. He said the bill is necessary because even within the womb, infants at 20 weeks are capable of feeling pain, though abortion supporters dispute that.
“I think science is on our side,” Graham said a news conference on Tuesday, according to CBS. “I’m not under any illusion here, getting 60 votes will be difficult any time soon, but this is a journey worth taking.”
That’s a frankness that’s refreshing to hear from a Washington politician.
And that brings us to Sen. Hirono .
In a bizarre attack on the pro-life movement – and a defense of abortion rights if only through gut-churning brazenness – Hirono called on lawmakers to pay more attention to children who are alive.
Check it out here:
DISGUSTING. Dem Sen. Mazie Hirono says we should turn our attention to "children who are here already" instead of unborn babies.
Over 3,000 unborn babies are aborted in America EVERY SINGLE DAY.pic.twitter.com/OKSKzFBLZ8
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) April 9, 2019
“The word ‘hypocritical’ doesn’t even begin to capture what’s happening to women and children across our country,” Hirono said, after listing a variety of Republican actions she disagreed with — like proposed Medicaid cuts, plans to get rid of Obamacare and cuts to pre-school development grants.
“I hope that supporters of the bills we’re talking about today, both in the states and in Congress, turn their efforts to improving the lives of children who are very much here already and who are so poorly served by the Trump administration and its policies.”
Seriously? A woman who is an ardent defender of the deaths of an estimated 61 million children in the United States (and counting) since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 has the gall to talk about caring for the “lives of children who are very much here already.”
It’s important to point out, as Mairead McArdle noted at National Review, that Hirono’s concern for children who are actually “here” is an inconsistent thing.
Earlier this year, she voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, basically sentencing babies who managed to escape death at the ends of an abortionist to death anyway.
Even more oddly for a Democrat, her concern for children who are “very much here already” would seem to get in the way of her party’s evident desire to bring in children from all over the world through the country’s crisis-ridden southern border.
(And those children are literally from all over the world, according to a New York Post report.)
If American children are in need because the government isn’t providing for them, isn’t that a good reason to stop the government from providing for the children of other countries until its own are taken care of?
That might be a legitimate question, if Democrats like Hirono argued in good faith. But they don’t, and they can’t – because the truth isn’t on their side.
Just as during the Kavanaugh hearings, when barefaced lies and liars were paraded in front of the American people in a shameless bid to assassinate the character of an innocent man, Democrats will marshal their lies to attack Graham’s bill and his battle on behalf of the unborn.
For Democrats, the abortion regime is sacred, and they will do anything to protect it.
Hirono has already proved her lack of character on the national stage, but her statement on Friday did provide one service.
It proved the truism that when a Democrat starts complaining about hypocrisy, get ready for the lies to fly.