As evidence mounts that the Christian terrorist who killed people and wounded about a dozen others in an attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic was motivated by a series of dishonestly edited videos that purported to show that the group sells fetal body parts, Ted Cruz is still promoting that claim. Never mind that all of the evidence shows the exact opposite.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said there is “no doubt” Planned Parenthood was caught “selling baby parts” and that as president, he would direct the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into the group on his first day in office.
“They were certainly caught on film, that there is no doubt that they were selling baby parts. That is unambiguous,” Mr. Cruz told radio host Hugh Hewitt this week. “The videos show senior Planned Parenthood officials selling the parts of unborn children, and it is a federal criminal offense. It’s a felony to sell the body parts of unborn children for profit.”…“If I’m elected president, on the first day in office, I will instruct the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood, and to prosecute any and all criminal violations by that organization, because criminal justice should be blind to party or ideology,” Mr. Cruz said. “Instead, it should be driven by the facts and the law, and that doesn’t happen in the Obama Justice Department.”
Driven by the facts and the law. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Except that seven states have already done such investigations, all of them led by Republican governors, and every single investigation exonerated Planned Parenthood of that false accusation. Ted Cruz could not possibly care any less about facts and the law, he cares about appealing to ignorant right-wing voters. Lying to achieve that is perfectly acceptable in his mind. After all, he’s lying for Jesus and that makes it all okay.