Twice-failed presidential candidate and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted yet another warning about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Thursday, claiming he called birth control “abortion-inducing drugs.”
I want to be sure we're all clear about something that Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearings last week. He referred to birth-control pills as "abortion-inducing drugs." That set off a lot of alarm bells for me, and it should for you, too.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 12, 2018
There's just one problem with this: multiple fact-checkers, including Politifact and The Washington Post, have rated that claim “false.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) faced widespread criticism for deceptively editing Kavanaugh’s comment to make it sound like he was calling birth control “abortion-inducing drugs” when it was very clear that he was simply summarizing a plaintiff’s position.
Hillary Clinton was criticized for her claims by many Washington Post journalists who wondered why she tweeted something so demonstrably false.
Clinton has been very vocal on Twitter in opposition to Kavanaugh, recently saying that “of course” he would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Sen. Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) office posited one reason Clinton may have missed all those fact checks.
Maybe the fact checks she missed were in Wisconsin. https://t.co/FDYXYOzzBR— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 12, 2018