(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) issued a statement Monday in response to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) speculation on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of unborn baby parts aren’t “real,” despite admitting that she hadn’t seen the videos.
Black called on Pelosi to “watch these films and get back” to her.
"I don't stipulate that these videos are real," Pelosi told Jake Tapper in an interview Sunday. "Now, I haven't seen--I've seen some news reports of it, but I also know that it's not real, and you can create any reality that you want."
“Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Planned Parenthood enthusiasts in Congress are embarrassing themselves by continuing to deny what we have all seen with our own eyes,” Black said.
“They cannot defend the barbaric activities revealed on these undercover videos, so they demonize and dismiss the source instead. I get it – this is a conversation that Democrats do not want to have, but these videos are indeed real and pretending otherwise will not change the gruesome reality of what is happening behind closed doors at Planned Parenthood clinics across this country,” Black emphasized.
“It is telling that, in her attempt to discredit these videos, Mrs. Pelosi said ‘you can create any reality that you want.’ In a sense, she is right. After all, that is exactly what Democrats have done by choosing to ignore the legitimacy of these films,” said Black.
Black called it “shameful” that “days after Pope Francis exhorted Congress to ‘protect and defend human life at every stage of its development,’ Democrats are already back to their old tricks and are blindly ignoring the truth to justify their continued support of this scandal-ridden abortion giant.”
“I encourage Nancy Pelosi to watch these films and then get back to me,” Black concluded.
Pelosi is not the first member of Congress to criticize the undercover Planned Parenthood videos but admit to not watching them.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) attacked a witness for “testifying based on edited videos” at the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing to investigate Planned Parenthood, which he called a “show trial.” Johnson later admitted, however, that he had not seen any of the footage himself, edited or otherwise.
The pro-life group, Susan B. Anthony List, invited some 2,000 Democrat staffers to attend a screening of the undercover videos on Sept. 3. Fewer than 10 Democrat staffers showed up out of the 2,000 invited, and only three actually watched the videos – just two of whom watched all of the 90-plus minutes of video footage.