WATCH: On MSNBC, Senator Hassan Makes Clear Bolduc’s Extreme Record on Abortion and Social Security

Friday, October 21, 2022

In case you missed it, last night Senator Hassan joined MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, where she discussed Don Bolduc’s extreme positions, including banning IVF, ending Social Security, and undermining the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 election. Senator Hassan also highlighted the stakes of the race, including the $26 million over eight weeks that Mitch McConnell and national Republicans are spending against her.


On Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC Spending $26 Million Against Her

“Now, what’s happening in my race is that I’m running against one of the most extreme, if not the most extreme nominees for U.S. Senate New Hampshire has ever seen. In addition to his wanting to eviscerate women’s fundamental freedom, he also wants to eliminate Social Security and among other things, is an election denier. But he’s got $26 million of Mitch McConnell’s money not only bolstering him, but working actively to mislead people about how extreme he is, as well as attacking me.”

On Bolduc’s Failed Attempts to Mislead Granite Staters About His Extreme Record

“When he suddenly says in a debate, oh, Dobbs didn’t overturn Roe, which of course, we know is just blatantly untrue, given the language of the Dobbs decision, which says it is overturning Roe. What’s really happening here is he is trying to hide how extreme his positions are because he knows they’re really out of step with New Hampshire, one of the most pro-choice states in the country. But at the end of the day, he really doesn’t think he needs to listen to Granite Staters, especially women in the Granite State, and wants to just impose an extreme agenda on the people of our state and of our country. And Mitch McConnell is trying to buy him a seat to do just that.”

On the Contrast in the Race

“Look, people are very, very concerned about making ends meet, dealing with inflation. I’ve been talking to them about the efforts I’m making to help them lower their costs now while also addressing the long term drivers of inflation. Meanwhile, Don Bolduc wants to take away Social Security and would have voted against the legislation that would lower seniors’ prescription drug costs and over time, lower everybody’s prescription drug costs. He also stands with Big Oil rather than lowering people’s energy costs. So this is somebody whose extreme positions are out of step with my state.”


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