No wonder Donald Trump is running scared

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On Monday, Donald Trump made a statement about abortion – and basically, that statement was an admission he has no idea what he’s talking about, apart from the fact that he definitely doesn’t want to feel the blowback from voters for overturning Roe v. Wade. It was definitely not a pivot, contrary to what some in the media may try to call it, because a pivot would imply some sort of softening of his stance on the issue – or to at least make his party’s totally insane stance seem somewhat palatable to the voters who don’t pay much attention to anything. He did nothing of the kind – just dropped a video that mostly made people focus on his personal appearance. In fact, the party couldn’t even show any semblance of unity on the issue just a few hours after their presumptive nominee made his statement.

The essence of what Donald Trump was trying to say (despite a litany of videos where he bragged about Roe v. Wade getting overturned) was that abortion should be left to the individual states – which is wishful thinking but impossible to implement and ultimately antithetical to what the anti-abortion movement actually believes in and even what Senate Republicans have been working on since Trump was president. Just a day later, the Arizona state supreme court ruled in favor of an 1864 abortion ban that was in effect nearly 50 years before Arizona even became a state, putting a sizable hole in the GOP’s latest round of vapid talking points. Senate candidate Kari Lake has now come out denouncing the ban, despite running as a solidly “pro-life” Republican, and trying to blame the state’s Democratic governor for what happened.

The bottom line is that the GOP has shown their hand when it comes to this issue – with abortion bans reaching beyond the control that they hoped – and voters are holding them responsible for it – as they should. Ohio, Montana, Arizona, and Florida – all states pivotal in the 2024 election now have abortion on the ballot in some way or other, and we’ve got a winning issue to run on in the places we need it the most. Let’s keep the Senate, flip the House and re-elect President Biden on Nov 5.

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