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A MSNBC “Cross Connection” segment on Saturday criticized Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., as an ‘idiot’ for his questions during a Judiciary Committee hearing on abortion.
Guest host Katie Phang discussed Wednesday’s hearing and about the future of abortion rights following the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion. Johnson, in particular, asked witness Dr. Yashica Robinson about her position on late-term abortions.
“Do you support the right of a woman who is just seconds away from birthing a healthy child to have an abortion?” Johnson asked.
“I think that the question that you’re asking does not realistically reflect abortion care in the United States,” Robinson answered.
Phang praised Robinson’s answer, claiming Johnson was an “idiot” for asking about late-term abortions.
“Good for this doctor, right doctor? For standing her ground and saying you’re an idiot, and you know what you’re doing. She said it more politely than me,” Phang said.
Phang then also suggested Johnson’s question was part of spreading “misinformation and disinformation” in spite of health care providers.
“You know, GOP lawmakers are making the spread of misinformation and disinformation into a congressional art form, but what can health care providers do to combat this disinformation?” Phang asked.
Last week’s hearing, grabbed headlines after a Democrat witness responded that she believed a man can get pregnant and have abortions when asked by committee member.
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