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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reportedly indicated that he was open to differing abortion views within his party, describing the position as a “personal” one.

“Members run and take positions. It’s a personal position, and they have to stake out their own personal position, just as I have,” McCarthy said, according to Vice News on Thursday.

His comments came as he pushed back against Alabama’s restrictive abortion law that excluded exceptions for rape and incest.

McCarthy’s position reflected the personal view of his party’s chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, who told CNN that she would include those exceptions in abortion legislation. McDaniel, however, also said that her party had a broad tent and allowed states like Alabama to craft their own legislation even if it didn’t stricly adhere to her position.

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State-level abortion initiatives — in particular, Alabama’s and New York’s — have put politicians in both parties in tough spots as they faced questions about aspects of the procedure that were seen as the most difficult to defend.

According to Vice, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), a prominent conservative caucus, circulated a “messaging guidance” email that blamed the media for creating division in the GOP and directed members to use talking points that supported Alabama’s law.

“While some Republicans may disagree with the timing and/or particular legal strategies being implemented with the various state measures, it is critical our members speak with clarity and conviction about the broader issue of the sanctity and inherent value of every single human life,” the email read.

Claiming that “every single human life has inestimable dignity and inherent value,” it argued that rape and incest didn’t justify abortions.

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“Committing a second violent act with abortion to a woman who has already been victimized by an act of rape or incest could phyiscally or psychologically wound her further,” the guidance also argued.

When the president tweeted on the issue, however, he said he supported exceptions for rape, incest, and protecting the mother’s life.

“As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with three exceptions – Rape, Incest, and protecting the Life of the mother – the same position taken by [former President] Ronald Reagan,” Trump said.

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His tweet reflected a vigorously pro-life agenda and Supreme Court nominees who could overturn longstanding precedent on the issue.

Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have sued over many state laws, including Alabama’s, setting up legal challenges for the court to consider. While it’s unclear how the Supreme Court will rule on the issue, pro-choice advocates have been adamant about politicians defending abortion access.

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But Democrats, like Republicans, seemed to face differences within their own party. Just after Louisiana’s Democratic governor signaled he would sign his state’s “heartbeat” legislation, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus called for “strong primaries” against pro-life Democrats.

While Democratic leaders have indicated it was possible to be pro-life and a Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., previously made clear that his party was pro-choice.

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Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortion to hiring a hitman and said the procedure can never be condoned, even if the unborn child is gravely sick or likely to die.

Francis made the comments during a pro-life conference sponsored by the Vatican. He stressed that abortion isn’t a religious issue but a human one.

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“Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he asked. “Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?”

“Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem? Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?”

— Pope Francis

The pope also condemned abortion decisions based on prenatal testing, stating that a human being is “never incompatible with life.”

This applies to those babies who are destined to die at birth or soon after, he said. He stressed the importance of providing medical care to such babies in the womb and support their parents so they don’t afraid and isolated.

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“Taking care of these children helps parents to grieve and not only think of it as a loss, but as a step on a path taken together,” Francis said.

Pope Francis arrives for an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Italian-Albanian diocese of Lungro, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Pope Francis arrives for an audience with participants of a pilgrimage of the Italian-Albanian diocese of Lungro, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The latest comments follow Pope’s previous condemnations of abortion, though he struck a somewhat more conciliatory tone towards the woman who had the procedure and made it easier for them to be absolved of the sin of abortion.

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His comments also came in the wake of a raging abortion debate in the U.S., where multiple states severely limited or banned abortion after six weeks, prompting outcry by pro-choice advocates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Among the throng of abortion-rights demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court this week were six Democratic presidential candidates.

They were there to protest new abortion restrictions passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in such states as Georgia, Missouri and especially Alabama, which approved an outright ban on abortions.

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“We are not going to allow them to move our country backward,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota vowed as she spoke to the crowd.

Another White House hopeful, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, called the measures “the beginning of President Trump’s war on women.”

And Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey urged those protesting to “wake up more men to join this fight.”

The demonstration on the steps of the nation’s highest court was the latest sign that the divisive issue of abortion has rocketed to the center of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and with a lawsuit filed Friday against the Alabama law, legal proceedings could easily keep the debate hot going into the 2020 general election.

But the question going forward — will the debate mobilize Democrats to the same degree Republicans have used the issue to energize social conservatives in the decades since the landmark Roe v. Wade high court ruling codified abortion protections? Part of President Trump’s 2016 coalition included social conservatives who, despite reservations about the candidate, wanted to ensure federal court vacancies were filled by like-minded jurists.

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And with numerous state abortion laws tempting legal challenges, an epic battle over abortion restrictions could be shaping up in the future before a Supreme Court that Trump has made more conservative since taking office.

On Friday, Missouri’s governor signed a bill banning abortions after eight weeks. Last week, Alabama passed an outright abortion ban, including for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, unless the woman’s life is in danger. Days earlier, Georgia banned abortions absent a medical emergency after six weeks of pregnancy. The measure also made abortions illegal after a fetus’s heartbeat can be detected, which can happen before a woman even realizes she is pregnant.

“More than anything, I think what you’re seeing from both the presidential candidates and the broader Democratic elected and progressive activist universe is a visceral response to blatant attacks on women’s reproductive rights,” highlighted veteran Democratic consultant and communications strategist Lynda Tran. “For so many women — and men — across the country, this isn’t politics as much as it is personal.”

In his 2012 re-election, then-President Barack Obama hammered GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Republicans for waging what he and other Democrats described as a “war on women.”

Four years later, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reiterated the theme as she spotlighted her support for Roe v. Wade — and Trump vowed to put “pro-life justices on the court.”

While the 2020 Democrats largely support abortion rights and criticize the recent state laws, they do differ when it comes to how much emphasis they put on the issue.

Gillibrand traveled to Atlanta last week, to protest Georgia’s new measure at the state capital and once again vowed to nominate judges who vow to uphold Roe v. Wade.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts produced a new policy proposal to protect access to reproductive health care.

And Sen. Kamala Harris of California has spotlighted the fight for abortion rights on the campaign trail the past couple of weeks.

But it’s not just the female candidates.

Booker earlier this week rolled out a plan that would include creating a White House Office of Reproductive Freedom.

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Reps. Tim Ryan of Ohio, Eric Swalwell of California, and Seth Moulton of Massachusetts also attended the rally outside the Supreme Court.

Social conservatives are banking on the legal challenges against the new state laws eventually ending up before the high court, which they hope will overturn Roe v. Wade.

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But public perceptions about the 1973 ruling appear to be shifting.

A Fox News Poll in January indicated that six in 10 registered voters wanted the precedent to remain in place, while just 21 percent wanted Roe v. Wade overturned.

And 28 percent of those questioned in a Quinnipiac University survey released this week said abortion should be legal in all cases, an all-time high in that organization’s polling. Eight percent said abortion should be illegal in all cases, the lowest level since Quinnipiac first asked the question 15 years ago.

Female voters helped drive the Democrats’ success at the ballot box in 2018, as they recaptured the majority in the House. Democratic strategists say the issues will help rally the troops again in 2020.

Tran noted that “Republicans seem to be banking on these laws and this fight helping to turn out their base in 2020.”

But she spotlighted “what it will also likely do is enable Democrats who won huge victories in 2018 thanks to women voters in key districts nationally to drive up what is already heightened voter enthusiasm among progressives even higher.”

The Republican National Committee says the issue of abortion is distracting Democrats from getting the work of the people accomplished.

“While Democrats continue to espouse extreme positions on abortion,” argued RNC press secretary Blair Ellis, “they neglect the real and substantive work they promised the American people.”

A veteran GOP consultant thinks the significance of abortion’s impact on the 2020 election is overstated.

“The issue of abortion rights is a hot button issue for a small portion of either party,” said Lauren Caren, a veteran of numerous Republican presidential and Senate campaigns.

“What the middle of the road person expects is common sense. So I don’t see this issue as being the pinnacle of all issues for this election cycle,” added Carney, who served as a top adviser to Carly Fiorina’s 2016 White House bid.

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Friday in a bid to block Alabama’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban, touching off a legal battle that could eventually land before the Supreme Court.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of abortion providers, said the new law “directly conflicts” with the Roe v. Wade decision and “more than four decades of Supreme Court precedent affirming its central holding” on abortion rights.

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“For over 46 years — since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade — U.S. law has recognized the fundamental constitutional right to make the profoundly important and personal decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy,” the lawsuit reads.

The Alabama law would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. The only exception would be when the woman’s health is at serious risk.

The law is set to take effect in November unless blocked by a judge. The suit, filed in federal court in Alabama, asks the court to block the law and declare it unconstitutional.

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The Alabama law was only the latest – albeit the strictest – anti-abortion measure to be passed at the state level in recent months. It comes as conservative lawmakers prepare for a possible battle on the issue before the Supreme Court – where a conservative majority has emerged during the Trump administration.

Even the Alabama bill’s sponsor has acknowledged the far-reaching legislation is aimed at sparking a new Supreme Court review of the landmark Roe v. Wade.

Governors in Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia have approved bans on abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as the sixth week of pregnancy. The Alabama law, meanwhile, would appear to shatter one of the few areas of consensus in the abortion debate — allowing exceptions in anti-abortion laws for rape and incest, which the Alabama legislation does not.

None of the laws has taken effect and all are expected to be blocked by the courts as the legal challenges play out with an ultimate eye on the Supreme Court.

“The American people want a fresh debate and a new direction, achieved by consensus and built on love for both mothers and babies. The time is coming for the Supreme Court to let that debate go forward,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of pro-life organization the Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement after the Alabama law passed.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Democrats critical of President Trump would prefer to hurl insults and launch investigations instead of passing meaningful laws, a Republican congressman claimed Thursday.

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., charged on “Hannity” that Democrats would rather investigate Trump.

He said they would rather seek impeachment proceedings than legislate to the benefit of the American people.

“They have pledged to resist oppose, impeach, everything and anything,” he claimed. “They would prefer to insult, incite and investigate rather than legislate and it’s unfortunate.”

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The Long Island lawmaker claimed Democrats believed they could “obstruct and investigate” enough to lead America toward “greater prosperity [and] greater freedoms.”

Zeldin said such a thought was absurd.

He also claimed some Democrats engaged in a “double standard” and were practicing “moral equivalency” when speaking about abortion rights.

Zeldin pointed to comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who said on the House floor she was “frustrated” with the abortion debate.

Omar claimed, “when it comes to [some politicians’] life and their choices, they want to talk about freedom, but when it comes to other people’s lives and other people’s choices, they want to talk about religion.”

Zeldin said people instead should be “speaking up against abortions and standing firm.”

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Earlier this month, Omar defended abortion access as multiple states — particularly Alabama — passed laws imposing abortion restrictions. “Women’s rights are human rights,” she previously tweeted.

“No child or woman should be forced to have pregnancy against her own will. These laws do not protect women’s rights, it protects the violator committing these crimes,” she said alongside an article about Alabama’s ban.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors voted this week to enact a one-year ban on official travel to Alabama over that state’s controversial abortion law, which all but outlaws the procedure.

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who co-authored the motion with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, called the law an “attack not only confined to the residents of those states but an act of aggression upon all of us.”

The motion prohibits officials conducting business on behalf of the county from traveling to Alabama except for emergency response, training or assistance or “legally required matters where the failure to authorize such travel would seriously harm the County’s interests,” Solis said in a statement.

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This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP)

This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor’s Office via AP)

“We must stand in solidarity and in opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and wellbeing of families at risk,” she added. “The constitutional and human right to a safe and legal abortion is part of the very fabric of the United States. As such, Los Angeles County will stand against all attempts to dismantle the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and the U.S. Constitution.”

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Alabama’s anti-abortion law makes performing one a felony in nearly all cases except for when the mother’s life is at risk. It does not make exceptions for rape and incest. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the legislation earlier this month, prompting protests and calls from pro-choice advocates to boycott the state.

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“Everyone knows that banning abortion won’t stop women from accessing abortion services even when it puts them in unsafe medical situations,” Kuehl said.

Solis said a letter will be sent to Ivey and other Alabama state lawmakers notifying them of the travel restriction. Another letter will be sent to governors of other states — Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah – that have passed or floated similar anti-abortion bills.

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Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors voted this week to enact a one-year ban on official travel to Alabama over that state’s controversial abortion law, which all but outlaws the procedure.

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who co-authored the motion with Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, called the law an “attack not only confined to the residents of those states but an act of aggression upon all of us.”

The motion prohibits officials conducting business on behalf of the county from traveling to Alabama except for emergency response, training or assistance or “legally required matters where the failure to authorize such travel would seriously harm the County’s interests,” Solis said in a statement.

ALABAMA LAWMAKER SEEKS TO CENSURE DEMOCRAT FOR COMMENTS ABOUT ABORTION, TRUMP JR.

This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP)

This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor’s Office via AP)

“We must stand in solidarity and in opposition against extremist and unconstitutional laws that put the health and wellbeing of families at risk,” she added. “The constitutional and human right to a safe and legal abortion is part of the very fabric of the United States. As such, Los Angeles County will stand against all attempts to dismantle the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade and the U.S. Constitution.”

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Alabama’s anti-abortion law makes performing one a felony in nearly all cases except for when the mother’s life is at risk. It does not make exceptions for rape and incest. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the legislation earlier this month, prompting protests and calls from pro-choice advocates to boycott the state.

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“Everyone knows that banning abortion won’t stop women from accessing abortion services even when it puts them in unsafe medical situations,” Kuehl said.

Solis said a letter will be sent to Ivey and other Alabama state lawmakers notifying them of the travel restriction. Another letter will be sent to governors of other states — Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah – that have passed or floated similar anti-abortion bills.

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Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned Wednesday after a one member called for the censure of another over comments that included calling Donald Trump Jr. “retarded or crazy” during a debate earlier this month on the state’s controversial abortion ban.

Republican Rep. Arnold Mooney scolded Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, while reading a letter seeking his censure, AL.com reported.

“Representative Rogers’ comments have brought national shame and ridicule upon the House and his comments do not represent the Alabama House of Representatives, its staff or its membership,” Mooney read from his letter.

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Alabama state Rep John Rogers, a Democrat, made waves over his remarks about abortion and Donald Trump Jr.

Alabama state Rep John Rogers, a Democrat, made waves over his remarks about abortion and Donald Trump Jr. (Fox News)

Republican House Speaker Mac McCutcheon interrupted the reading, telling Mooney there was “no call for this,” and saying his colleague could submit the letter instead. The House then adjourned.

Rogers drew national attention and criticism after a series of comments he made while debating the state’s law criminalizing abortion in almost all circumstances.

“So you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said. “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

After the president’s eldest son criticized Rogers’ remarks, the lawmaker told WVTM that Trump Jr. was “proof that mothers ought to have the right to have an abortion because he is evidently retarded or crazy.”

The law – which bans all abortions except when the mother’s life is at risk, even in cases of rape or incest — is the nation’s strictest abortion bill. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure into law this month.

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Protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Protesters for women’s rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama is part of a wave of Republican-led states pushing for tougher restrictions on abortion in an attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi and Georgia have all adopted similar abortion bans once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned Wednesday after a one member called for the censure of another over comments that included calling Donald Trump Jr. “retarded or crazy” during a debate earlier this month on the state’s controversial abortion ban.

Republican Rep. Arnold Mooney scolded Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, while reading a letter seeking his censure, AL.com reported.

“Representative Rogers’ comments have brought national shame and ridicule upon the House and his comments do not represent the Alabama House of Representatives, its staff or its membership,” Mooney read from his letter.

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Alabama state Rep John Rogers, a Democrat, made waves over his remarks about abortion and Donald Trump Jr.

Alabama state Rep John Rogers, a Democrat, made waves over his remarks about abortion and Donald Trump Jr. (Fox News)

Republican House Speaker Mac McCutcheon interrupted the reading, telling Mooney there was “no call for this,” and saying his colleague could submit the letter instead. The House then adjourned.

Rogers drew national attention and criticism after a series of comments he made while debating the state’s law criminalizing abortion in almost all circumstances.

“So you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said. “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

After the president’s eldest son criticized Rogers’ remarks, the lawmaker told WVTM that Trump Jr. was “proof that mothers ought to have the right to have an abortion because he is evidently retarded or crazy.”

The law – which bans all abortions except when the mother’s life is at risk, even in cases of rape or incest — is the nation’s strictest abortion bill. Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the measure into law this month.

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Protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Protesters for women’s rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama is part of a wave of Republican-led states pushing for tougher restrictions on abortion in an attempt to challenge Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi and Georgia have all adopted similar abortion bans once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Ben Carson has fired back at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., after the controversial freshman congresswoman criticized him after a hearing Tuesday.

Omar knocked the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary over his conduct during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee.

“Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep,” she quipped. She was playing off of Carson’s request for time during a testy exchange with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

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Carson, a renowned doctor and John’s Hopkins University’s former director of pediatric neurosurgery, fired back by touting his endurance during marathon surgeries.

“Since you brought it up… I know what it’s like to actually be sleepy, especially after 18-hour surgeries and operating on babies in the womb,” he said.

While he was at it, Carson also took a shot at Omar’s position on abortion. “I hope @IlhanMN knows I care about all people, even those she doesn’t recognize as having a right to life.”

Omar, in May, defended abortion access as a slew of states — particularly Alabama — passed laws imposing major restrictions on the practice. “Women’s rights are human rights,” she previously tweeted.

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“No child or woman should be forced to have pregnancy against her own will. These laws do not protect women’s rights it protects the violator committing these crimes,” she said alongside an article about Alabama’s ban.

Carson, ironically, received similar criticism from the same person who appointed him to lead HUD. When Carson and President Trump were competitors during the 2016 election cycle, Trump derided him as “super low energy.

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