Sen. Lindsey Graham says Hillary Clinton's comparison of Republican presidential candidates to "terrorist groups"
because of their conservative views on abortion is a desperate move to trash the GOP and win votes.
"If she can't demonize us, she won't win. It's pretty clear that what she is going to have to do to become president is destroy the Republican nominee. Make us unacceptable because she doesn't have anything to offer," Graham said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"[She wants to] make us unacceptable because she doesn't have anything to offer She is the third-term of an administration that people are tired of....
"To every pro-life man and woman in America, I hope you'll remember what she said about you."
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At a campaign event Thursday in Ohio, Clinton said, "Now extreme views on women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States. Yet they espouse out-of-date, out-of-touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st-century America."
She also singled out former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for saying Planned Parenthood should be defunded, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for saying he won't back exceptions to an abortion ban for rape and incest victims, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who banned state funds for rape crisis centers because they may refer clients to abortion clinics.
Graham called on conservatives to remember Clinton's words at election time.
"She's just called every pro-life man and woman in America an equivalent to a radical Islamic terrorist," Graham said.
"I hope people are listening and I hope some middle of the road, independent-minded people will say that's not the way you should become president."
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