Rep. Anna Paulina Luna seeks to turn the left’s own tactics against them.
According to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday, the Clearwater Republican argued that left-wing actress and longtime activist Jane Fonda and the liberal hosts of “The View” must be “held accountable” for suggesting that abortion supporters could murder their critics.
Fonda, 85, told the show’s panel on Friday that beyond marches and protests against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last year, “murder” was an option for activism.
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“View” host Joy Behar tried to sell Fonda’s comment as a joke.
But if we’ve learned anything from leftists in recent years, it is that simple words, especially from prominent people, can inspire violence, even if no one actually acts on those words.
Luna seemingly did not want to take any chances. She reported Fonda as a threat to the U.S. Capitol Police.
“Unfortunately, for Ms. Fonda, [the] Capitol Police takes this issue very seriously, as do I and many of my pro-life Republican colleagues,” the freshman congresswoman told Jesse Watters of Fox News.
“So I’m sure they will be investigating, and she will be having to answer for her comments.”
Luna noted that Fonda’s “murder” comment quickly became fodder for social media, accompanying the actual segment on “The View.”
“The individual that made this comment actually posted it under her video of The View, saying that the only good conservative and Trump supporter was a dead one,” Luna continued.
“It’s especially alarming being that Republican female members especially, as a whole, seem to be more targeted because a lot of these predators look at us like victims. So, it’s a very dangerous thing for her to have done, and we will be holding her accountable as she should be.”
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According to the Examiner, Luna denounced the liberal hosts of “The View” for betraying pro-female ideals.
“They are supposed to pride themselves on being a channel that promotes women viewpoints, right? Yeah, if you are pro-life, they want to essentially promote someone that’s calling for your murder,” Luna added.
“For people to go on national news outlets and make these calls of violence simply because they don’t like the fact that we are taking stands to protect life, these people are unhinged. But they need to be held accountable. There should not be a double standard.”
Fonda released a statement to the Examiner about her appearance on “The View” amid mounting criticism — and an apology was not part of the discussion.
“While women’s reproductive rights are a very serious issue and extremely important to me, my comment on The View was obviously made in jest,” Fonda told the Examiner. “My body language and tone made it clear to those in the room — and to anyone watching — that I was using hyperbole to make a point.”
She added, “Women across the country are facing real threats when it comes to our bodies, and people lose faith in our mission to protect women when others choose to focus on tangential issues and passing jokes instead of the actual problem at hand.”
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