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Mon Jun 17, 2024, 05:50 AM Jun 17

Pro-life candidate in Colorado race asked about girlfriend's abortion in excruciating interview [View all]

Source: UK Independent

55 minutes ago

A Republican running against Lauren Boebert for the US House was caught in an awkward moment when grilled about paying for a girlfriend’s abortion decades ago.

Richard Holtorf, a member of the Colorado state House of Representatives running in the Republican primary for the House, revealed earlier this year that he had financed an abortion a girlfriend asked him to pay for when she became pregnant in his early 20s and Holtorf was a college student.

The tense exchange occurred during an interview with News 9 anchor Thursday evening. “If abortion was the best choice for your girlfriend, why try to deny that choice to other women?” anchor Kyle Clark asked. The Republican candidate deflected, asking Clark if he had listened to the remarks he had made in January initially describing the situation. Clark countered that Holtorf’s logic in the speech was “scattered” and repeated his question.

The candidate would not explain why he had voted to take what he himself described as a “right” away from women, who like his girlfriend, may decide it is their best option. “I dont [seek to deny that right],” Holtorf claimed. Clark shot back: “You have voted to restrict abortion access with legislation.” “I have,” Holtorf responded. He added he believes women should choose life at every opportunity, but that there should be “exceptions” to restrictions on the practice.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/holtorf-colorado-boebert-district-congress-b2563616.html

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Okie Dokie for me when I am in a jam up. magicarpet Jun 17 #1
Since the Republicans want to charge abortion as murder Old Crank Jun 17 #2
No ex post facto laws Mysterian Jun 17 #27
Typical forced-birther hypocrisy. Anyone they've had sex with or are related to are entitled to be "exceptions." Timeflyer Jun 17 #3
Persons capable of pregnancy are not equal under the law of the Subversive Court. Hermit-The-Prog Jun 17 #4
Do as I say, not as I do. KS Toronado Jun 17 #5
"The only moral abortion is my abortion." tanyev Jun 17 #6
Thanks for posting PatSeg Jun 17 #8
That's the point. They know they will always have the choice for themselves. IronLionZion Jun 17 #22
Yes, I've found this to be true on so many issues PatSeg Jun 17 #28
The bailouts of banks during the great recession and of businesses during COVID IronLionZion Jun 18 #31
Yes in the end, PatSeg Jun 18 #32
Politics and the law should end at a person's skin nuxvomica Jun 17 #7
"There should be exceptions to restrictions on the practice" PatSeg Jun 17 #9
Do as I say, not as I do, is alive and well. Firestorm49 Jun 17 #10
Unabashed lying hypocrite. It was convenient at the time to pay for (and I am sure support/push) his paulrevere2018 Jun 17 #11
video of interview orleans Jun 17 #12
OMG - Just the opening to that abortion question BumRushDaShow Jun 17 #14
He's a fucking slimy weasel. Prof. Toru Tanaka Jun 17 #30
We need to expose every one of these hypocritical men who get votes for being anti-abortion but have made Martin68 Jun 17 #13
Greed and hunger for power. mn9driver Jun 17 #15
snips orleans Jun 17 #16
It resembled an old time Auto-da-fe wolfie001 Jun 17 #17
Kudos to Kyle Clark jayschool2013 Jun 17 #18
Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing". Perfect description of repug candidates. Everything.else is last. Wonder Why Jun 17 #19
If the TRUTH was known, there would be bluestarone Jun 17 #20
What an asshole! hamsterjill Jun 17 #21
Trump has probably caused abortions to happen IronLionZion Jun 17 #23
Not nearly excruciating enough. Not even close. (nt) Paladin Jun 17 #24
And to this clown, "exceptions" mean exceptions for him and his cronies if they knock up their girlfriends catbyte Jun 17 #25
a second girlfriend who became pregnant chose to give up their child for adoption Demovictory9 Jun 17 #26
Pretty soon he's going to blame it all on the girlfriend. viva la Jun 17 #29
If Larry Flynt was still alive he'd have a bounty out on Republican hypocrites...... Bengus81 Jun 18 #33
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