Fiorina Defends Planned Parenthood Comment: I’ve Seen The Footage! (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina defended her description of a Planned Parenthood video Sunday.

At the CNN debate Sept. 16, Fiorina told Democrats to look at the videos and “watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.”

Her campaign and the organization that released the “sting” videos can’t point to the video that shows what Fiorina described.

“Do you acknowledge what every fact checker has found?” Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Fiorina Sunday. “As horrific as the scene is, it was only described on the video by someone who claimed to have seen it. There is not — no actual footage of the incident you just mentioned.”

“No, I don’t accept that at all,” Fiorina responded. “I’ve seen the footage. And I find it amazing, actually, that all these supposed fact checkers in the mainstream media claim this doesn’t exist, they’re trying to attack the authenticity of the videotape, I haven’t found a lot of people in the mainstream media who has ever watched these things.”

“I mean, they will claim that somebody watched it for them,” she continued. “I will continue to dare anyone who wants to continue to fund Planned Parenthood, watch the videotapes. And anyone who wants to challenge me first is going to have to prove to me that they watched it.”

Watch Fiorina’s comments from Raw Story:

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