Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) turned her ire on the citizens of Alabama Wednesday after the state’s senate passed a strict, pro-life bill, which Republican Governor Kay Ivey subsequently signed into law.
“We will not stand for it! We will not stand for it!” Sen. Harris first screamed during an emotional speech at a town hall event in New Hampshire:
“On this day, where we saw what happened in Alabama, let us all agree that women’s health care is under attack – and, we will not stand for it! We will not stand for it!”
Then, in a rambling, stream-of-consciousness, Sen. Harris lashed out at the “kind of people” who live in Alabama, accusing them of opposing women’s health care needs, in general:
“Supposed leaders have passed a law that would criminalize a physician for assisting a woman on something that she – in consult with her physician, with her god, with her faith leader – has made a decision to do, that it’s her body, that you would criminalize and say, for up to 99 years, which is a life sentence, and this is the same state, and the same kind of people, who also stand in the way of what women need, in terms of a ban on pre-existing conditions, to have access to issues like prenatal care.”
“Like, they need to check their hypocrisy,” Harris said.