Trump On Planned Parenthood: Defund It or Shut the Government Down

  • On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Donald Trump said he would allow the government to shut down rather than continue to fund Planned Parenthood
  • He also criticized how the Republicans could have defunded Obamacare in 2013 when the government last shut down
  • The current continuing resolution for government funding expires in September and sequestration restrictions resume on October 1st

Big talk, but would Congressional Republicans back him?

Via The Washington Examiner:

Donald Trump voiced his support in shutting down the federal government in order to defund Planned Parenthood.

The Republican presidential contender was asked on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” Monday night if he supported letting the government shut down in September in order to defund Planned Parenthood. “Well I can tell you this: I would,” Trump replied.

The comments come in the wake of a series of controversial undercover videos showing organization officials discussing the sale of fetal tissues. Republicans have expressed outrage, while pro-abortion rights groups say the videos have been heavily edited and are extremely misleading.

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