WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — During the Attorney General confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, pro-abortion Sen. Dick Blumenthal said that the pro-life group Operation Rescue advocates violence against abortionists.
Immediately, Operation Rescue called for a retraction, pointing out that the Connecticut Democrat’s statement was “completely false and slanderous,” and demanded an apology.
“Operation Rescue has a long history of peaceful activism,” an Operation Rescue press release noted. “We call on Sen. Blumenthal to retract his false and slanderous statements and issue a public apology to Operation Rescue and [President] Troy Newman.”
Blumenthal also held up a “wanted” poster of abortionist George Tiller and falsely said it came from Operation Rescue. “This organization never circulated that poster, and never called for anyone to harm Dr. Tiller,” Operation Rescue’s statement responded.
Blumenthal also falsely accused Operation Rescue of defending Tiller’s murderer as a “political prisoner.” The group said in response, “Operation Rescue never made any such statement and has always been clear that murder or other violent acts are an unacceptable means of advocacy.”
Newman said Blumenthal “thinks he can lie about us with impunity and without consequences in order to advance his political agenda.” He added, “We are considering legal action to protect our good reputation.”