Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) condemned the controversial comments from Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam on whether an infant can be killed even after they are born under certain circumstances.
"What the Governor of Virginia said was morally repugnant," said Sasse to Fox News' Dana Perino on Thursday.
"I mean this wasn't the old Democratic party argument fifteen or twenty years ago that abortion should be safe, legal and rare," he explained.
"What he was actually talking about," Sasse continued, "was a little baby girl being born alive and him saying well let's try to comfort the baby a little bit while the mom and the doctors have a debate and whether a whole bunch of doctors get together and say, 'yeah we think infanticide is ok.' That's actually what he was talking about."
"It's breathtaking stuff," he added.
"And if he can't say that protecting a little baby girl who has survived an abortion is something that we as a society all believe in together," he emphasized, "he really should get the hell out of office."
Perino played a video of a Planned Parenthood spokesperson defending the governor's comments and attempting to place them into a different context.
"The comments that the governor of Virginia said on the radio are about fourth trimester abortion," Sasse replied. "This is not abortion it's infanticide!"
"And every Democrat should have to answer with whether they stand with little baby girls who are born alive surviving an abortion, or whether they stand with Governor Northam's repugnant comments," he concluded.
Gov. Northam was asked by reporters later if he regretted his controversial comments. He replied that he did not regret them, and instead said he was "disgusted" with the derision he received from those who disagree with him.
Here's the video of Sasse slapping down Gov. Northam:
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