Abortion: Fox News' Chris Wallace Shuts Down Kirsten Gillibrand During Town Hall Event

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Abortion: Fox News' Chris Wallace Shuts Down Kirsten Gillibrand During Town Hall Event

Wallace: "It's not very polite when we invited you here."

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Fox News host Chris Wallace chastised Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. at a town hall in Iowa Sunday after Gillibrand criticized the network for allowing discussions of infanticide in debates about abortion and so-called "women's reproductive rights."

When asked by a retired pediatric nurse about her stance on late-term abortions, Gillibrand accused Fox of fueling what she called the infanticide "red herring."

"What we have created, unfortunately, is a false choice and a false narrative," Gillibrand said. "And Chris, I want to talk about the role that Fox News plays in this because it's a problem. I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked about infanticide."

"Infanticide doesn't exist," Gillibrand said, at which point Wallace cut her off.

"Senator, I just want to say, we've brought you here for an hour," Wallace said. "We've treated you very fairly. I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you want to attack us. I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when we've invited you to be here."

Sen. Gillibrand is currently polling around one percent according to most national polls.

WIBC Tony Katz discussed Gillibrand's comments in Monday's edition of the popcorn moment.

"Infanticide doesn't exist? There is an absolute movement about the idea that you should be able to have an abortion not only any time, but even post-birth if you screw it up the first time. Even mafiosos have the decency that when they miss with their shot, they let the victim live.

By the way, she comes across as very loud, almost as if she's yelling. But the right to an abortion? That's a conversation for sure. That's what America is talking about and certainly they have the right to have that conversation too."

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