The always outspoken Rosie O’Donnell is back in the headlines Wednesday for tweeting that if Democrats don’t defend their right to abortion, women should start their own political party.
“WOMEN SHOULD FORM OUR OWN PARTY IF DEMS DO THIS #dontYOUdare” she tweeted Tuesday.
Her declaration stems from comments made by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján, who said there would be no “litmus test” for potential Democratic candidates for the 2018 midterms. Luján said the Party is in the business of winning elections, and, thus, wouldn’t withhold financial support from candidates who don’t possess what have become traditional liberal policy positions, such as the right to abortion.
“As we look at candidates across the country, you need to make sure you have candidates that fit the district, that can win in these districts across America,” Luján told The Hill.
This was not received kindly by O’Donnell, who often takes to Twitter to deliver scathing reviews of her enemies.
“Fight the men who want to take away womens rights IN OUR OWN PARTY? f–k them for even considering it – seriously – #IStandWithPP,” she wrote.
The move is an interesting pivot by the Democratic Party to attempt to ideologically envelop enough voters to defeat Trump’s patchwork policy platform. Controversy developed among the Party after leaders Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) were spotted at a rally for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, who opposes abortion rights.
Surely, O’Donnell will continue to pepper news outlets with headlines, hopefully less violent ones than her threats against Trump last week.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 1, 2017
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