Former senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) didn’t mince words in weighing in on the crop of Republicans mulling presidential campaigns for the next election cycle during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday.
When asked for his assessment of the emerging GOP field by anchor Chris Matthews, the co-chair of President Obama’s deficit commission didn’t hold back in criticizing members of his party on social issues.
“Who the hell is for abortion?,” asked Simpson, who has developed a reputation for making blunt and colorful remarks. “I don’t know anybody running around with a sign that says, have an abortion, they’re wonderful. They’re hideous. But they’re a deeply intimate and personal decision, and I don’t think men legislators should even vote on the issue.”