CNN’s Victor Blackwell interviewed Judy Chu, a Democratic Representative from California. Chu claimed that abortion motivated voters on Friday.
“Democrats believe this should be motivating voters. A New York Times/Siena College survey asked what the top issues were for voters.” Blackwell stated Chu. It’s still inflation. Independents and Democrats don’t think abortion rights is more important than inflation. It is behind politics, the economy, and gun policy. Do you have any proof that the topic of abortion rights motivates voters to vote in November ?”
” Chu responded, “I have never seen such anger and outrage amongst women here in this country anywhere I go.” Chu introduced legislation to guarantee the right to abortion in all 50 States. Everyone is discussing this topic and considering what they can do to change it. Women are motivated to make a difference, and so is the support of men. And, in fact, there have been nonstop demonstrations and rallies around the country since the Dobbs decision three weeks ago.”
The legislation passed the House by a 219 to 210 vote Friday, CNN reported.
Blackwell cited polling data as a way to refute Chu’s assertions.
“Again, the polls prove that the economy and inflation are what motivate voters more than the abortion rights,” Blackwell replied.
The Supreme Court upheld a Mississippi law that banned most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade. Democrats began fundraising off the Dobs decision almost immediately, but some efforts to use abortion to save Democratic majorities in the House and Senate appear to be falling flat, The Hill reported.
Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, who runs the campaign committee for Democrats in the House of Representatives and President Joe Biden made statements vowing to protect abortion rights in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, according to NBC News.
” This fall Roe will be on the ballot,” Biden stated.
” “Democrats will protect Roe V. Wade,” Maloney stated.
Chu didn’t immediately reply to a Daily Caller News Foundation request for comment.
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