Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Friday that “women are dying” because Democrats are losing elections, implying that Republican policies are responsible for a spike in maternal deaths.
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In several states, women have been dying after giving birth at an increasing rate, an uptick that has puzzled medical professionals for about the past 15 years. Researchers cite the opioid crisis and mental health issues as possible factors along with access to health care.
What’s really going on?
Tl;dr – Ellison is taking a complex issue and turning it into a black-and-white pro-Democratic talking point, but he’s ignoring the facts. Get our explainer here for more details.
“Unfortunately, in America in 2018, facts and empirical data don’t often pass as truth anymore,” Glenn said on today's show. “Narrative has become the truth, and that narrative is always tied to winning.”