July 17, 2015

GOOD: Rick Perry turns Planned Parenthood question back on reporter.

A journalist had the tables turned on him Thursday morning after he asked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to weigh in on the scandal this week involving a Planned Parenthood executive who was caught on tape discussing the group’s practice of trafficking in the organs of aborted children.

The moment occurred as Bloomberg News’ Mark Halperin questioned the governor during appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Why are you so troubled by this video?” the Bloomberg journalist asked, referring to a statement Perry had already issued on the matter.

The 2016 presidential candidate took a moment to note that Planned Parenthood does provide certain services that “are good for women’s health,” including cancer screenings, but then he turned the question back to Halperin.

“Mark, let me ask you: You looked at that video and you’re good with it?” he asked.

Halperin answered, “I think the video raises a lot of questions and you and others have raised them.”

“It does indeed,” a satisfied-sounding Perry agreed. “And I think you just answered the question for us. Thank you.”

We need more of this.

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