Democrat Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who serves the St. Paul area in Minnesota, responded promptly to news that a local dentist shot a popular lion in Zimbabwe. From MPR News:
“To bait and kill a threatened animal, like this African lion, for sport cannot be called hunting, but rather a disgraceful display of callous cruelty,” McCollum wrote in a statement. “For those of us committed to ending poaching of iconic African species I strongly believe the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should investigate whether U.S. laws were violated related to conspiracy, bribery of foreign officials, and the illegal hunting of a protected species or animal.”
The man believed to have killed the lion has claimed that his hunt was “legal and properly handled and conducted.” Critics, including McCollum, dispute that characterization.
Minnesota state Representative Nick Zerwas, a Republican, took to social media to question why McCollum was so responsive to the killing of a lion while completely ignoring troubling revelations about Planned Parenthood. He wrote:
So…. Let me get this straight. After weeks of information and after the release of three videos showing Planned Parenthood ppl bargaining the sale of baby organs.
Pretty much SILENCE from the left…
Now the SAME DAY of news of a lion hunt, and she is calling for an investigation into the LION HUNT… IN AFRICA…
WHERE HAS SHE BEEN? And why not investigate the sale of human organs!!!!
Others in the state have leveled similar criticism at McCollum. How morally confused most one be to prioritize the hunting of a lion over the systematic slaughter of unborn children for profit?