Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is throwing out the welcome mat for pro-life New Yorkers upset by comments Governro Andrew Cuomo made saying they’re “not welcome” there.
In a post on his Facebook page today, Jindal put out a warm welcome for displaced New York pro-lifers to come down south to his neck of the woods. The post links to an article about the dustup.
Today, Cuomo is backtracking after facing national criticism and calls to resign over his comments that pro-life people “have no place”in the state. Cuomo now says it’s “fine” if pro-life people live in New York and he blamed his insensitive comments on the New York City media.As LifeNews reported Friday, Cuomo said the following:
You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.
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… You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.
Cuomo said his words don’t extend to moderate Republicans, such as those in the state Senate, who he believes “have a place in their state.”