In just under two years the United States will vote whether to give President Donald Trump another four years in the White House, and so far 11 Democrats have stepped into the ring to oust them.
As of February 13, the Democrat primary field includes Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro; former Rep. John Delaney; South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg; New Age spiritual author and friend of Oprah Winfrey Marianne Williamson; and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
All are running as doctrinaire left-wing candidates, supportive of abortion-on-demand and so-called LGBT “rights.”
Booker, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has made a habit out of grilling Republican nominees over their views on homosexuality, and has taken pride in officiating same-sex “weddings” (in the process dismissing objections that such unions are “unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ” as not “substantive” or “worthy”). He also echoes standard left-wing rhetoric on the “right to choose” abortion:
In July, amid a rising trend of left-wing activists harassing Republican figures at places like restaurants and airports, Booker advised an audience to “go to the Hill today” and “please, get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
Gillibrand, who represents New York, has called the prospect of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and letting states decide their own abortion laws “literally the biggest civil rights issue, certainly in my lifetime, for women,” and supported Planned Parenthood while declaring she wouldn’t watch the undercover videos revealing its sale of aborted baby parts.
Notably, Gillibrand supported and campaigned with former President Bill Clinton as recently as 2016, then claimed he should have resigned for his treatment of women one year after his wife Hillary Clinton lost the White House to Trump.
Harris is a 54-year-old prosecutor who was previously California’s attorney general, during which she played a key role in defending Planned Parenthood over the baby-parts scandal and instead investigating the Center for Medical Progress’ pro-life investigators who exposed it.
As a Senate candidate, she bragged about forcing religiously-owned companies and pro-life pregnancy centers to violate their consciences. During Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Harris tried to get him to call the Obergefell ruling that forced states to recognize same-sex “marriage” one of the “great moments in the history of the Supreme Court.” In December she suggested Trump judicial nominee Brian Buescher’s membership in the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus was problematic because of its pro-life, pro-marriage stances.
Minnesota’s Klobuchar announced her entry into the field Sunday, casting herself as the choice for Americans “tired of the shutdowns and the putdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding.” But Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) argues she’s anything but a moderate.
“Klobuchar has never voted for a pro-life bill or for a restriction on abortion, no matter how modest,” MCCL writes, noting she has voted for taxpayer funding of abortion and late-term abortion. “Klobuchar also co-sponsored sweeping legislation that would have invalidated nearly all limits on abortion, at any stage of pregnancy.”
In its endorsement of her Senate bid last year, the pro-LGBT “Human Rights Campaign” cited her condemnation of the Trump administration’s ban on transgender soldiers and co-sponsorship of the so-called Equality Act, which would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to add “sex,” “sexual orientation,” and “gender identity” to “non-discrimination” categories in “public accommodations.”