MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Says Romney-Ryan Abortion Plan Like Shariah Law, Riles Up Right-Wing Media
MSNBC host Chris Matthews and his strong words for the Romney-Ryan ticket have sent shock waves through the right wing media, with outlets turning on the host for saying that if the GOP candidates are elected to the White House their abortion stance would be like “Shariah” for the nation.
The remarks came during MSNBC’s preview to the second presidential debate on Tuesday, with rival Fox News noting that Chris Matthews also suggesting that “the Republican presidential ticket would give a just-fertilized egg the 14th Amendment rights of life, liberty and property.”
“Whatever that mean. An egg that had just been fertilized, right after sex, if you will.
“And to have that notion that that would be a person under this personhood thing that Ryan’s pushing, and under the 14th Amendment rights, the platform that Romney’s running on. This is extremism. I say (to the) center right tonight — it’s almost like Shariah.”
Chris Matthews also suggested Romney and Ryan were sending the message that they would “operate under a religious theory, under a religious belief. We’re going to run our country this way, to the point of making a woman’s decision to have an abortion, her reproductive rights, as criminal, perhaps murderous.”
Newsbusters came down hard on MSNBC and Chris Matthews, who has been a thorn in the side of right-wing media during Obama’s presidency, when he noted that Obama’s speeches send “a thrill up his leg.” Newsbusters writer Matt Vespa said that “after exposing the theocratic conspiracy of the Republicans and the Sharia enemies within – Matthews came off as utterly unhinged.”
Fox News reached out to MSNBC and Chris Matthews, but the network and host haven’t responded.