Former Trump White House press secretary turn Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany, heaped rare praises on Vice-President Kamala Harris for her answers to questions on abortion during an interview on The View on Wednesday
“I travel our country and I have been in states that have banned access to reproductive freedom,” Harris said on the daytime show. “There is concern if their daughter is going to college, will she go to a state where she might have access to healthcare she might need including reproductive health… We are not asking anyone to abandon their personal beliefs, it’s just that the government, in this year of our lord 2024, the government should not be telling women what to do with their bodies.”
McEnany, a co-host of Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” said Harris speaking so forcefully about abortion is “very powerful” among young women.
“It was one of her better interviews when it came to style,” McEnany said. “She’s clearly been doing some sort of media training, and she’s been deployed to hit three buckets: progressives where she has more credibility than Joe Biden, young people she literally said I love Gen Z … and women. She’s on a show whose audience is mainly women. She brought up abortion again and again and again.”
“Even when she was given low-hanging fruit—she was asked about January 6 and the 91 indictments against Trump—she pivoted right back to abortion because she knows what is true. The GOP has lost every single abortion ballot initiative post-Roe. Every single one,” McEnany continued, noting that abortion drive turnout for Democrats. “This is why I’ve implored the GOP as someone who is pro-life myself and adamantly so: Speak from a place of compassion … and be pro-mother, not just pro-baby.”
“We, as a party, must do that because what Kamala is doing, right or wrong, is very powerful among young women,” she added.