The White House has become even more specific with its attacks on the opposition — this time attacking the pro-life movement by suggesting that it is “semi-fascist” and “extremist.”
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked several times during a press briefing on Thursday whether the pro-life movement should be considered “extremist” or “semi-fascist.” Instead of toning down the divisive rhetoric that has been coming out of the Biden administration, the press secretary did not deny President Joe Biden agrees that the terms describe pro-lifers.
Karine Jean-Pierre outdid herself today. Now she’s calling EVERYONE who’s Pro-Life a FASCIST! What is WRONG with these people??? They don’t want unity. They want to weaponize the state against YOU!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) September 1, 2022
Jean-Pierre was answering questions ahead of Biden’s unbelievably divisive primetime speech in which he smeared “MAGA Republicans” as extremists and enemies of “democracy,” while telling Americans that they needed to “stop” them.
Following the press secretary’s Wednesday defense of the Biden administration for accusing Republicans of attacking what the administration insists is a “fundamental right” to abortion — a comment he reiterated in his divisive primetime speech — a reporter asked Jean-Pierre on Thursday whether the administration saw the pro-life movement as fascist.
Jean-Pierre responded by stating that Republicans’ views on abortion are “not in line with where a majority of Americans are,” and claimed that the pro-life view was an “extreme agenda” that meant “taking away” rights and freedoms — though, unsurprisingly, there was no mention of the rights of an unborn child.
The reporter followed up on his question by pointing to the fact that the Supreme Court had recently stated that the issue of abortion is to be decided democratically by state legislatures, and asked whether it was extremist or semi-fascist for Americans to do so while working through a “state legislature or Congress”?
The press secretary went on to claim that laws being considered by Republicans — such as a national ban on abortion or bans on abortion even in cases of rape and incest — were “extreme,” while ignoring the Democrats’ extreme view that abortion should be allowed even when the baby can survive outside of the womb.
Jean-Pierre also defined “extremism” essentially as disagreeing with the political majority.
Meanwhile, radical pro-abortion groups have been carrying out violent attacks against churches, pro-life crisis pregnancy centers and other pro-life organizations in what they describe as a “summer of rage” ever since the Supreme Court handed down its decision overturning Roe v. Wade in June.
Despite condemning violence in a general sense, the White House has actually encouraged illegal protests outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices intended to intimidate them, and Democrats have encouraged these radical activists as part of mobilization for the upcoming November midterm elections.
Jean-Pierre’s comments about the pro-life movement follow other remarks demonizing Republicans as extremists and an “extreme threat to our democracy.”
Karine Jean-Pierre reiterates that tens of millions of Americans are "an extreme threat to our democracy," "freedom," and the country itself.
The only supposed crime? They vote Republican.
Again, the White House thinks Republicans are terrorists. Terrifying. pic.twitter.com/qnPraHg9RI
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 31, 2022