Wingnuts’ Stunning New Lie: 5 Far-Right Republicans Now Pretending to Be Pro-Choice
Last week, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez told Colorado Public Radio that he believes “women ought to have the choice” of whether to use contraception, what type of contraception they want to use and, in the case of a pregnancy, whether to have an abortion. Beauprez, a former congressman, repeatedly claimed his support for choices and choosing and options, going so far as to say plainly, “I respect people’s right to choose.”
That sounds great, right? Yeah! It sounds great! You know, until you look at Beauprez’s voting record, or any number of public comments he’s made during his campaign for governor. Those votes and comments actually sound conspicuously anti-choice of any kind, which could lead someone to assume that Beauprez is now employing a special political tactic to win his election. It’s called lying.
Beauprez isn’t alone. This year, several other GOP politicians have struggled to convince key blocs of voters that they don’t oppose those voters’, say, having the ability to make their own health decisions without government interference. So, in an effort to get past this hurdle of openly opposing things voters care about and need, some Republican candidates have decided to pretend they believe exactly the opposite of what they believe.