In a feisty exchange with Soledad O’Brien, RNC’s Reince Priebus addresses questions of Mitt Romney’s stance on abortion.
“The fact of the matter is that Mitt Romney has been absolutely, 100% consistent on this issue that he’s pro-life,” Priebus says. “That there will be no funding of abortion through Planned Parenthood using taxpayer dollars, that he would use an executive order…so that funding isn’t used to pay for abortions abroad.”
Soledad pressed him on whether Romney intends to pursue legislation on abortion, and whether his comments to the “Des Moines Register” editorial board is in contradiction to Romney’s official platform.
“Just keep repeating it and repeating it and repeating it…It isn’t a contradiction,” Priebus says. “They’re talking about specific legislation in Congress. You know what? He is going to have a piece of legislation in his budget that says there isn’t going to be taxpayer money used for abortion.”
Soledad continued to ask Priebus if that did not constitute legislation on abortion.
Priebus adds, “Soledad, I wish you would be as passionate about taking Barack Obama to task for every one of his promises and for every one of his changes that he didn’t follow through on.”
Soledad reiterated that we do that all the time on “Starting Point.”
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