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Is She Fudging on PRLDEF?

In response to Sen. Graham’s questions about PRLDEF‘s position and briefs on taxpayer-funded abortion, she pleads ignorance. Never read the briefs. She was primarily a fundraiser. This seems at odds with voluminous evidence that she was heavily involved in litigation by the group.

Why not be more candid? Is she being less than truthful with Graham? (Perhaps those 300 boxes of documents will tell a different story.) He ends by inviting her, in essence, to own up to the fact that she was an advocate for views that might be off-putting but not disqualifying. “C’mom judge, you can tell us what you did” is the tone. (Graham didn’t use these words.) But being less than completely forthright isn’t going to help her cause.