That Senate Abortion Testimony Just Got Even Wackier

Khiara Bridges (Credit: Townhall)

As we reported previously, the Democrats are making some interesting arguments during a hearing on abortion in the Senate. That is to say, they’re wandering into trainwreck territory with one of the witnesses they put on — Khiara Bridges, who is a law professor at UC Berkeley School of Law.


Bridges accused Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) of being transphobic because he asked if she meant “women” when she used the term “people with a capacity for pregnancy.” The professor then said he was opening up trans people to violence by the nature of his question.

But she didn’t leave it there, she went full-bore unhinged. She had a fit with Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saying that the overturning of Roe v. Wade returned the question to the states so that people could decide (which is more democratic). “These are the same states that are stopping people from voting!” she ranted.

Exactly who is being stopped from voting in either of those two states? Please point to who is being denied the right to vote. Indeed, as we’ve noted in the past, Democrats spread a lot of false information about the law that was passed in Texas, they even fled the state in a major tantrum but lost spectacularly, because their arguments were just nonsense. The problem, of course, is that they may not have liked that you would have voter ID for mail-in ballots as well as in-person voting.

But Bridges continued down the rabbit hole.


“Do you think that a baby that is not yet born has value?” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) asked her.

She responded, “I believe that a person with a capacity for pregnancy has value.”

Cornyn observed that she was not answering his question. Her response? “I’m answering a more interesting question to me.”

Oh. Is that how Congressional testimony works now? You just answer the imaginary things that float into your head while the members of Congress twiddle their thumbs and wait for you to land back on Earth? I don’t think that’s the way this works and I’m not sure why Democrats put her forward because it certainly isn’t helping their cause for the midterms when Americans see and hear this kind of testimony. It’s hard to imagine that she teaches people. But this is where Democrats are at this point, pushing nonsensical assertions.


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