Rep. Chaffetz Bitch Slapped
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) Utah failed in his attempt to discredit the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, during recent congressional hearings. Rep.Chaffetz was clearly embarrassed when one of his key charts, supposedly pulled from Planned Parenthood files, was identified as being created by a little known anti-abortion group. Chaffetz, openly embarrassed and struggling to regain his composure, never apologized for his lack of oversight saying only that "we will get to the bottom of the truth in that." Following the conservative playbook favored by second-rate politicians like Sen. Joe McCarthy and Rep. Newt Gingrich, Rep. Chaffetz's "big lie" tactic failed to discredit Planned Parenthood or to unnerve its well prepared spokesperson.
“Make no mistake: Despite what we hear, Republicans are doubling down on their war against women,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) New York said, adding later, “We need to recognize this fight for what it is — it’s about banning a woman’s right to choose.”