Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves rapidly changed his tune erstwhile CNN’s Jake Tapper called retired his failed civilization of life.
Jake Tapper calls retired Gov. Tate Reeves for talking astir the civilization of beingness arsenic Mississippi ranks past successful the state successful astir each measurement of what children request to thrive. pic.twitter.com/qUra7fgALB
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 5, 2021
Transcript via CNN:
TAPPER: So, you intelligibly spot this determination is portion of a civilization of life, arsenic you person said successful the past.
Mississippi, of course, ranks 50th successful the state successful babe mortality. Mississippi is astir past erstwhile it comes to puerility hunger. According to a caller survey of what kids request to thrive from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, looking astatine economical well-being and acquisition and wellness and household and community, Mississippi ranks 50th retired of 50 for kid well-being.
How bash you quadrate those statistic astir Mississippi with what you accidental astir a civilization of life?
REEVES: Well, archetypal of all, erstwhile you — erstwhile you look astatine that unborn babe successful the womb, and you see it a quality being, it truly changes your position connected tons of antithetic things.
But with respect to the statistic that you quoted, erstwhile I ran for bureau successful and past yet successful my archetypal inaugural address, I made it precise wide to the radical successful my authorities that I believed successful my bosom that I was elected not to effort to fell our problems oregon not to effort to fell our challenges, but to effort to hole them.
And I perfectly admit that galore of those statistic successful presumption of wellness outcomes successful our authorities were underperforming comparative to different states crossed the nation. And it’s incumbent upon each of america to enactment to walk policies to alteration that.
And erstwhile you look astatine wellness outcomes, whether it’s prenatal attraction oregon different areas, we person a ways to go. And that hasn’t go effectual successful the past year-and-a-half, but it’s happened implicit 200 years of our state’s existence, and we’re going to bash everything we tin to amended upon that.
The Republican hypocrisy connected the civilization of beingness needs to beryllium called retired much often successful the media.
If Republicans genuinely believed successful the civilization of beingness past they would person supported President Biden’s enlargement of the kid taxation credit. If Republicans were acrophobic astir caring for children, they would enactment programs to provender bare kids and trim kid poverty.
The civilization of beingness is conscionable a Republican buzzword for taking distant healthcare rights from women.
Jake Tapper’s enactment of questioning revealed that Republicans don’t attraction astir children erstwhile they are born.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is besides a White House Press Pool and a Congressional analogous for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree successful Political Science. His postgraduate enactment focused connected nationalist policy, with a specialization successful societal betterment movements.
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