Republican Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) just sent out a tweet to DNC Chairman Tom Perez that he’s probably already regretting.
Trying to shame the vehemently pro-choice Perez, Sasse sent this picture of a fetus with a taunting message:
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) April 23, 2017
Predictably, Twitter exploded with outrage at Sasse’s paternal version of Republican hypocrisy.
Or god forbid she needs Medicaid and other assistance.
— L'il Holl (@karenh7463) April 23, 2017
So we can count on your vote of S-Chip, school lunches, college funding, clean air+water… or does this give a shit cease at birth?
— Jake Shellinsky (@JShellinsky) April 23, 2017
Senator, you and your party sit by quietly while chemical companies are allowed to sell poison that harms babies' brains. Prolife? Ha.
— andrea (@jensdatter) April 23, 2017
Really? This is how you're spending the Sunday before you resume finding ways to take away healthcare from millions of Americans? Hypocrite.
— Kathy Copeland (@PhoenixRisingSt) April 23, 2017
And then once he's born hell be deported by Trump or have his health insurance taken away. Instead of pro-life, the term should be pro-birth
— Joe Young for State Representative-13th District (@jayoung1892) April 23, 2017
…says someone who votes for people to bankrupt those very children.
— Jim Verdi (@jjverdi) April 23, 2017
It seems like “the little guy” is a great mascot for Republican hypocrisy, particularly when any regard to his well-being ends the moment he is born. Then he’ll be stuck fighting for health care, social services, decent education, a livable environment, and a fair and equitable economy, just like the rest of us.
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