During the combative congressional hearings over federal funding for Planned Parenthood yesterday, the non-profit's president Cecile Richards was berated and spoken over for hours. On the plus side, she at least got to clap back at the particularly ignorant congressman coming at her with some bullsh*t.
In this video, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) tried to shove a slide in her face that he claimed showed the increase in abortions vs. the decrease in mammograms at PP. He insisted the data came from Planned Parenthood's own records, but nope:
Excuse me, my lawyer's informing me that the source of this is actually Americans United for Life, which is an anti-abortion group. So I would check your source.
"Check your source," is the new catch phrase in this debate. If your source is an anti-abortion group, it's probably not going to be the most reliable data set. That's fine for when you're in an all-caps shouting comment match on Facebook, but try to get the facts straight before questioning a witness at a congressional hearing.
If you can't get enough of Republicans being gross to Cecile Richards, here's Rep Trey Gowdy winking at her during the hearing. She objects that he has twisted her words, and he winks while he tells her "It's not always what you say, sometimes it's what you mean." Ew.