Sen. Blumenthal Must Retract and Apologize for Slanderous Statements About Operation Rescue

PRESS RELEASE

Washington, DC – Today during the confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Democrat Sen. Dick Blumenthal made completely false and slanderous statement against Operation Rescue and its president, Troy Newman.

Blumenthal wrongly described Operation Rescue as a group that advocates execution of abortion providers, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Operation Rescue has a long history of peaceful activism within the law in advocating for innocent life.

Blumenthal also displayed a “wanted” poster targeting abortion provider George Tiller and attributed it falsely to Operation Rescue. This organization never circulated that poster and never called for anyone to harm Dr. Tiller.

Blumenthal also falsely accused Operation Rescue of calling for the murderer of Dr. Tiller to be treated as a political prisoner. Operation Rescue never made any such statement and has always been clear that murder or other violent acts are an unacceptable means of advocacy.

We call on Sen. Blumenthal to retract his false and slanderous statements and issue a public apology to Operation Rescue and Troy Newman.

“That was a cheap shot by a hack politician who thinks he can lie about us with impunity and without consequences in order to advance his political agenda,” said Newman. “We are considering legal action to protect our good reputation.”

Read Operation Rescue’s full statement on non-violence
Read Operation Rescue’s statement denouncing the murder of George Tiller

  • Snowbound

    Shame on Sen. Blumenthal!

  • Mark Lovorn

    I’ve know Troy Newman for over 25 years. I have to say that he is one of the most soft spoken, intelligent, Christian, family oriented human beings I have ever met. I cannot imagine him being violent or inciting violence in anyone else or wishing death upon anyone, even those who seek to destroy him and his mission to end the practice of abortion in the United States of America. He is a God fearing man with the utmost integrity and character. May God bless him and continue to watch over him and his colleagues at Operation Rescue and may his hand be in all they do to end this horrific scorge upon our country and the innocent victims of abortion.

  • Art Hock

    Blumenthal is an embarrassment to the human race! Lies are a big part of his program for survival!