Fox & Friends claims Planned Parenthood threatened senators in a tweet

Fox & Friends claims Planned Parenthood threatened senators in a tweet

Pete Hegseth: "Planned Parenthood issuing what appears to be a threat against senators who plan to vote 'yes' on Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation"

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From the October 5 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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PETE HEGSETH (GUEST CO-HOST): Planned Parenthood issuing what appears to be a threat against senators who plan to vote "yes" on Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation. 

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Has the rhetoric gotten completely out of hand? 

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EARHARDT: What's your reaction to what Planned Parenthood tweeted out?

LYNNETTE HARDAWAY (DIAMOND): Well, you have to understand, Planned Parenthood participates in the killing of babies, so I wonder what they're going to do to these senators. Character assassinate them? Listen, it should be against the law -- and I believe it is against the law to communicate threats against senators, sitting senators, who are doing -- their civic duty is to make sure that they uphold the Constitution.

ROCHELLE RICHARDSON (SILK): Yes. 

HARDAWAY: And protect us as the American people when it comes to the laws, and the rules, and passing certain things. So, I don't understand what Planned Parenthood, what their aim is, what their goal is, but you have to understanding that they don't want to lose the fact that they are killing children because that's how they make their money. 

RICHARDSON: Right. 

HARDAWAY: They don't want to miss out on their money in any kind of way, so they will create havoc and they will create chaos in our country. 

RICHARDSON: And they're also walking a fine line between protesting and harassment. This is really turning into harassment, and it should be a crime in order to -- whenever you communicate a threat or harass government officials.

Previously:

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