April 9, 2024

Lindsey Graham Pushes Back Against Trump on Abortion Stance

Sink or swim, the GOP continues to put abortion top of mind for liberal voters due to the passing of laws that, in some states, make virtually every abortion illegal.

As a matter of fact, as I am writing this, a ruling was just handed down in Arizona along those lines.

Voters have been waiting for Trump to comment on his abortion stance, and Trump finally did, but it did not satisfy Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who would like to see a federal law codified to remove this as an election issue.

Here We Go Again

I am one of those people who happens to agree that states should be able to have their own rules for abortion, but I also think this is something that should be put to the voters, not decided by state legislators.

The state laws on abortion, in my opinion, should reflect the will of the people, not a bunch of people who were elected without their stance being known at the time. But even if they did it this way, the law would have to be revisited every so often to ensure it fell in line with the current population.

I also happen to think we could benefit from a federal law on the subject merely to remove it from an election issue that pops up and continues to cost Republicans.

That will likely never happen, as the lower end of the spectrum for Republicans on this would be far too short for Democrats.

Trump finally addressed this issue, leaning toward state control.

The former president stated, “Many states will be different, many will have a different number of weeks or some will have more conservative than others, and that’s what they will be.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about the will of the people. That’s where we are right now and that’s what we want — the will of the people.”

Senator Graham, who is about as deeply embedded in the swamp as one can be, a card-carrying member of the establishment, continues to be an ally of Trump’s, but not on this issue.

Graham responded to Trump’s position, stating, “I respectfully disagree with President Trump’s statement that abortion is a states’ rights issue. Dobbs does not require that conclusion legally and the pro-life movement has always been about the wellbeing of the unborn child — not geography.”

After outlining his reasoning, he concluded, “Forty-seven of fifty European nations have national limits on abortion between twelve and fifteen weeks.

“This is the civilized world’s position.”

Trump then went after Graham with both barrels, posting (in part) to Truth Social, “Senator Lindsey Graham is doing a great disservice to the Republican Party, and to our Country.

“At first he wanted no Abortions under any circumstances, then he was up to 6 weeks, where you’re allowed Abortion, now he’s up to 15 weeks, where you’re allowed Abortion, but what he doesn’t understand, or perhaps he does, is the Radical Left Democrats, who are destroying our Country, will never approve anything that he or the Republicans want.”

Trump added, “They love this Issue, and they want to keep it going for as long as Republicans will allow them to do so. Terminating Roe v. Wade was, according to all Legal Scholars, a Great Event, but sometimes with Great Events come difficulties.”

I have stated many times that I never understood how Trump could allow a clear member of the establishment into his camp like Senator Graham.

I have always stated that the relationship would come back to bite Trump, and it has numerous times, yet Trump keeps letting him back in.

Let’s see if that changes this time.

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