Sen. Sasse: VA Gov. Northam 'Is a Creep,' He 'Shouldn't Be in Public Life'

By Michael W. Chapman | February 5, 2019 | 1:38pm EST
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
(Getty Images)

Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), outraged by the pro-infanticide policy views of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), said the man is "a creep" who has "no regard for human dignity," and "shouldn't be in public life."

Many Democrats at the state and federal level, as well as several Republicans, have called on Gov. Northam to resign from office because of a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page and because Northam admitted to dressing in black-face in the 1980s. Sasse denounced Northam's apparent racism and he also condemned the liberal politician's support for abortion up to the moment of birth and even the post-birth killing of an infant.

In a Feb. 1 interview with the Catholic News Agency (CNA), Senator Sasse said of Northam, “Thirty-five years before he was defending infanticide it looks like he was in a racist photo."

"This guy is a creep, and it's inexcusable," said Sasse. 

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D).  (Getty Images)

The photograph, which shows one person dressed in black-face and another person wearing a KKK robe and hood, is just another sign that Northam had "no regard for human dignity," said Sasse.

The senator futher told CNA, “Gov. Northam's comments [on the Virginia abortion bill] were essentially a defense of the idea that after a baby is born and she's alive and on that table, doctors would, bizarrely, keep her warm and give her a little bit of comfort while there was a debating society conversation about whether or not infanticide was appropriate for this moment."

During a Jan. 30 interview on WTOP radio in Northern Virginia, Gov. Northam explained how a third-trimester, post-birth abortion could occur under legislation proposed by state lawmakers.

"[I]f a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, he said. "The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

A decision to allow the baby to die should be left to “the mothers and their providers," said the governor.


Notham's views are "crazy," said Sasse, and reveal why he "shouldn't be in publc life."

When asked about his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act -- it was tabled by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Feb. 4 -- Sasse said, "It's a pretty simple question: Are you on the side of these vulnerable little babies, or are you on the side of Gov. Northam and his defense of infanticide?"

“We believe,” he said, “in the dignity of everybody."

h/t CNA

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