Ben Shapiro: Democrats now for gun confiscation, "far out of the mainstream" on late abortions
Two recent posts taken in 2020, hopeful Bernie Sanders and Beto O & # 39; Rourke reveal "radicalism" within the democratic party, according to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
Shapiro claimed O & # 39; Rourke's view of abortion and Sen. Sanders, I-Vt., Pushes gun control on the heels of terrorist attacks in New Zealand as evidence of how the party is changing.
"I'm old enough to remember when the Democrats tried to run away from suggesting they pushed a gun confiscation now apparently they would fully embrace gun confiscation," Shapiro told "Fox & Friends."  "We have something called the second amendment in this country and it is deeply embedded in American culture and rightly so."
New Zealand this week responded to the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 worshipers by banning sale of "semi-automatic" weapons and military magazines. "
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Sanders responded by saying that the United States should follow New Zealand's leadership .
"This is what real actions to stop gun violence look like. We have to follow New Zealand's leadership, take the NRA and ban weapons sales and distribution in the United States. "
Shapiro believes New Zealand is a bad example of choosing to promote arms confiscation.
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7, a country of about 4.4 million people, "Shapiro said and compared former US Congressman Beto O & # 39; Rourke moves during a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene, NH, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Rourke announced last week that he will seek 2020 democratic presidential elections. (AP Photo / Charles Krupa) “/>
Former Texas congressman Beto O & # 39; Rourke gesture during a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene, NH, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. O & # 39; Rourke announced last week that he will seek 2020 democratic presidential elections (AP Photo / Charles Krupa)
He then went after the Democratic Candidate Rourke's view of black abortion.
"It's really quite insane that Beto O & R39; Rourke and all the other great Democrats feel compelled to embrace this attitude that you have to be abortion up to and sometimes beyond birthplaces," Shapiro said. "It just demonstrates the radicalism of the democratic party."
Rourke was recently asked about his attitude to late abortion and how he would have voted on the senate bill that would have protected infants who survived a failed abortion.
"I would have voted with these women to make their own decisions about their own bodies," said Rourke.
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Shapiro also criticized the media for their role as too late to cover the abortion theme in the long term, believing that they are trying to portray an extreme view as mainstream.
"Even Beta's generalized position, which the third trimester abortion must be legal, forget about the infanticide position, even the third-trimester position is a position that only 13 percent of Americans hold," Shapiro said.
"This far out of the ordinary, far more out of the ordinary than generalized life experiences on the Republican side at a time. And it is great to see the media treat it as if it is common to suggest that women have the right to kill fully formed babies. "
The Associated Press contributed to this report.