Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared the "extreme views" of the Republican Party to those of "terrorist groups" during a campaign event Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups," she said. "We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the President of the United States. Yet, they espouse out of date and out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st-century America. We’re going forward. We’re not going back."
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Republican National Committee Press Secretary Allison Moore said in a statement, "For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign. She should apologize immediately for her inflammatory rhetoric."
Clinton has not issued an apology since her comments.
Federal funding for Planned Parenthood has come under scrutiny since the release of undercover videos showing high ranking Planned Parenthood officials discussing the pricing of fetal body parts, often in casual settings. Planned Parenthood has continually denied that they receive any financial benefit and that the prices discussed are merely reimbursements.
Congress is set to debate the federal funding of the organization in the fall. Some Republican members have threatened that they would shut down the government over its funding. Democratic members maintain that funding Planned Parenthood is essential for women's health.