The recent attempts by Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood have been completely pointless and childish. Using the organization that has been operating since 1921 as a pawn in their game to shut down the federal government, has only proven Tea Baggers to be less credible than ever before.
Chaffetz was arrogant in his questions and rude in the way he interrupted Richards, but she kept her calm and made him look like the ass-clown he is.
Chaffetz begins by introducing a chart, which purported an increase in abortions and a decrease in breast exams at Planned Parenthood.
Richards looks at the chart puzzled. The look on her face says, could this fool really be trying this bullsh*t?!
After many failed attempts at responding to Chaffetz’s claims, Richards calmly tells him that if he would let her speak, she could answer his questions.
Richards tells Chaffetz:
“You created this slide, I have no idea what it is.”
To which Chaffetz replies:
“It comes straight from your annual reports.”
Richards says again:
“This absolutely does not reflect what’s happening at Planned Parenthood.”
The wormy looking Chaffetz asks, with a highly unattractive smirk, if Richards is going to deny the statistics in the chart.
And before the bullsh*t parade can go on any further, Richards’ lawyers advised her that the chart was actually made by an anti-abortion group:
“My lawyers just informed me that the source of this information is Americans United for Life, an anti-abortion group.”
“I would check your source.”
And just like that, one more idiot Tea Bagger has been put in his place.
This is just a few minutes of a lengthy hearing that turned into a massive sh*t-storm for the GOP. Paul Waldman of The Washington Post had this to say about the hearing:
“…Rep. Jim Jordan, one of the most conservative members of the House, used his time shouting at Richards because she admitted at one point that she had originally ‘apologized for the tone and statements’ in the ‘sting’ videos that started this controversy. Apparently Jordan imagined that in making this admission, she had fallen into a trap and would now have to admit that Planned Parenthood had committed some kind of misconduct. Watching his voice get louder and louder, it seemed as though Jordan was thinking, ‘I’ve really got her now.’ But what did he actually prove? Nothing.”