Trump Fires Back at Lindsey Graham Over Abortion

( – On Monday, April 8th, Donald Trump spoke out against conservatives for criticizing his statement that abortion limits should be decided at the state level and for refusing to commit to a position on federal legislation that would limit the procedure. Trump claims Republican abortion “hardliners” are committing “political malpractice” by refusing compromise on the issue.

In a video posted earlier on Monday, Trump said states should decide limits through legislation and make it the “law of the land, and in this case, the law of the state.” Republicans and Democrats both seemed to disagree. Republicans claim Trump should have endorsed a federal ban. Democrats claim he did so by leaving the decision to the states. Democrats speculate Trump will enact a total ban if elected president.

Trump took to Truth Social to express his concerns. He claimed that “many good Republicans” have lost elections because of their hard stance on abortion rights. Trump specifically mentioned Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, and Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, claiming they are “handing the Democrats their dream” with their “unrelenting” stance. Trump wrote that decisions about abortion limits should have always been in the hands of the States and Republicans should stop letting the issue cause them to lose elections.

Trump criticized Graham, Dannenfelser, and other conservatives for mishandling the issue over the past two years. He said that Democrats would never support any legislation favored by Graham on the issue of abortion and would continue to benefit from conservatives trying to restrict abortion access since Roe v. Wade was overturned.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court in Arizona ruled to uphold a law from 1864 that bans nearly all abortions. The court decided to put the ruling on hold, but Democrats immediately blamed Trump for the loss of abortion rights in the state. In Trump’s recently posted video, he took credit for appointing the Justices to the U.S. Supreme Court that ended the constitutional right to abortion.

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