* Background is here if you need it. Fox 32 conducted a brief interview of Darren Bailey in the wake of his newly revealed claim about comparing abortion to the Holocaust…
Darren Bailey: Well, again, we’re here to support what’s going on here. I don’t want to make, I don’t want to make light of what’s taking place here. Things were taken out of context as they typically are, so we’ll be addressing that later. So we’ll get you a statement on that that you can look at.
Dane Placko: How were they taken out of context?
Darren Bailey: Well.
Dane Placko: I mean the words are the words. They’re out there.
Darren Bailey: The words are the words. The context is missing. The context needs to be taken in and the press unfortunately misses that sometimes. So we’ll send you a statement and I’ll answer questions later. Let’s focus on what’s going on here [crosstalk].
Click here for the full video. And you can click here for a very rough Otter transcription…
God knows when we’re created, when we’re conceived, even before that, He knows that He has plans for us. And I believe that abortion is one of the greatest atrocities of our day. And I believe it’s one of the greatest atrocities probably forever. The attempted extermination of the Jews of World War II, that doesn’t even compare on a shadow of the life that has been lost and with abortion since its legalization.
And then he continues to talk about HB40, which provided for taxpayer-funded abortions.
*** UPDATE *** Bailey also insisted that his remarks about Highland Park were “taken out of context”…
The comments he was referring to were made during an Independence Day speech in Skokie, shortly after the shooting.
“The shooter is still at large. So let’s pray for justice to prevail, and then let’s move on and let’s celebrate the independence of this nation,” Bailey had said during that speech.
When talking with the Highland Park woman, Bailey said he was able to explain what happened.
“It was completely taken out of context,” he told her, and recounted to the Kankakee GOP. “Our prayers were hurting for your friends and your family, but the news media does this stuff.”
But, again, it was not taken out of context…
About 20 minutes away from here, in Highland Park, there was a shooting. There were several people that we know have been shot. That’s all we know. And we’re just going to take a moment and pray for the families. Friends, let’s pray for the law enforcement and and even the organizers of this parade. They’ve done an amazing job. There’s a lot of confusion and frustration that the parade’s being cancelled but they did the right thing because people’s safety has got to come first. The shooter is still at large. So let’s pray for justice to prevail. And then let’s move on and let’s celebrate, celebrate the independence of this nation. We know the mission. We have got to get corruption and evil out of our government and we have got to elect men and women of honor and of courage to get this country and this state back on track. So right now if you would, join me in prayer for the families.
…Adding… More Bailey on Highland Park…
Bailey made national headlines after his comment on the Highland Park mass shooting that left seven dead. Bailey said, “let’s move on and celebrate the independence of this nation”. He later apologized for his comments.
“No, I apologized for that and as a matter of fact that was taken out of context,” said Bailey