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GOP Saw Planned Parenthood Vid Month Ago

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus, said Wednesday that he first saw the undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive discussing fetal tissue and organs donations weeks before it went viral. When CQ Roll Call asked him why he didn’t say anything, “Murphy struggled for an answer before abruptly ending the interview with CQ Roll Call, saying he should not be quoted and remarking, ‘This interview didn’t happen.’” Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) also said Wednesday that he saw the video about a month ago. “The hope was to have as much information as possible so that the authorities could be notified effectively before the media,” Franks offered as explanation. Republicans on Capitol Hill and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are calling for investigations into the organization they’ve previously sought to defund.