Roger Stone accuses Lindsey Graham of “deliberate sabotage” of the GOP !

Republican counsel and lobbyist Roger Stone has accused Lindsey Graham of “willful sabotage” because he made his proposal for a 15-week abortion time limit just weeks before the November midterm elections.

Stone addresses reporters in front of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Federal Building after testifying before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol on December 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stone described Lindsey Graham’s 15-week miscarriage deadline as “deliberate sabotage.”
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According to a long-running Gallup poll, about 85 percent of American citizens believe that abortion should be legal in some cases, while more than 35 percent think it should be allowed under any circumstances.

On Tuesday, a South Carolina senator approved a proposal for legislation that could place a federal, nationwide time limit on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

It’s the first time since the Supreme Court abolished Raw vs. Wade On June 24, a Republican politician attempted to ban the ruling at the federal level.

In the wake of the court’s decision, the Republican Party has been trying to avoid moving forward on a case that is incredibly polarizing American voters, and which galvanized Democrats.

Several Republicans spoke out against or tried to distance themselves from Graham’s proposal, including minority leader Senator Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. Only two Republicans spoke out formally in support of the South Carolina senator’s 15-week deadline.

But no one criticized Graham’s proposal louder than Stone.

“Deliberate sabotage. States must decide whether to regulate or prohibit abortion. This federal election is about our safety, security, health, food supply, economy, freedom of speech, and corruption of our judicial system unless RINOS and Democrats try to make it the federal abortion policy that the U.S. Supreme Court has rendered unnecessary,” Stone wrote about former President Donald Trump’s Social Truth.

Stone, 67, is a former adviser, confidant and confidant of Trump. In 2020, he was convicted of obstructing a congressional investigation into whether Trump conspired with Russia in the 2016 presidential election, among other criminal charges including lying to Congress and tampering with a witness. Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

“Lindsey Graham intentionally helps the Democrats to ensure that the US Senate is not restored,” Stone wrote.

The legislation that Graham proposed came as somewhat unexpected for many within the Republican Party. The South Carolina senator had endorsed a 20-week time limit for abortion, and in August, he wrote on Twitter that he supported decisions about abortion and marriage.

If approved, Graham’s 15-week abortion time limit would allow for more restrictive, pre-existing state laws on abortion, while superseding laws allowing the procedure after 15 weeks in more liberal states.

According to the senator, the proposal would ban all abortions after 15 weeks, except in cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of a pregnant woman.

“If we passed our bill, we would be in the mainstream for most people in the world,” Graham said during a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday. 47 out of 50 European countries have banned abortions from 12 to 15 weeks.

With such strong support for abortion, Graham’s bill may not pass in Congress, even if Republicans win the Senate and House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

But Graham’s bill is likely to have a divisive and polarizing effect on voters as Election Day approaches on November 8.

Democrats began mobilizing their efforts to protect abortion rights, denouncing the legislation that Graham had proposed as a first step toward a blanket ban in the United States.

“For MAGA Republicans, it’s always been about making abortion illegal everywhere,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Twitter Tuesday.

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