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Fiorina snaps at CNN host after he ties her to Planned Parenthood shooting

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and CNN’s Chris Cuomo got into a heated exchange Friday, when the “New Day” host suggested Fiorina’s rhetoric influenced the man accused of killing three at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

“Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado? Because of what the man said, which seems as though he was influenced by some of the rhetoric that was coming out of you and others that painted a very ugly picture and an unfair one, about Planned Parenthood?” Cuomo asked Fiorina. 

{mosads}“Oh, please, really, Chris?” Fiorina responded. “Nine videotapes have come out about Planned Parenthood. It is very clear what they have been doing. And in fact, Planned Parenthood several weeks ago made a quiet little announcement that they would no longer accept compensation for the sale of what they call fetal tissue. That’s about as close to an admission as you can get.” 

“That’s not what they say,” said Cuomo. 

“What happened in Colorado is a terrible thing,” Fiorina said, raising her voice. “This guy is a deranged murderer. … But that has nothing to do with the truth of what is going on in Planned Parenthood.” 

Cuomo replied to Fiorina, saying she knew the videos were edited. 

“I don’t know that!” Fiorina fired back. 

Cuomo then said there “were scenes and pictures” in the videos that were edited into the conversations that weren’t “authentic or germane to the conversation within the video. Now you have someone who went out and killed in the name of that.” 

Watch the exchange in the video above. 

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