Brinker also appeared on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” to explain the group’s decision. “Many of the grants we were doing with Planned Parenthood do not meet new standards of criteria for how we can measure our results and effectiveness in communities,” Brinker said.
But Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who also appeared on the show, called Brinker’s explanations of the policy change “revisionist.”
“I was not born yesterday, as most of your viewers can tell. And the fact is, I’m reminded of the McCarthy era, where somebody said: ‘Oh,’ a congressman stands up, a senator, ‘I’m investigating this organization and therefore people should stop funding them,’” Boxer said.
At her weekly press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she didn’t know if Komen’s decision was political, but she told reporters it was “unfortunate.”
Sheesh! What’s next? Maybe Dems will ask Brinker to return her Medal of Freedom to President Obama?