Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the George H.W. Bush Commemorative Center in Midland, Texas for a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP)

On Sunday, noted left-wing Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe ventured off into the fever swamps on the issue of abortion, positing what he thought was a solid reason why white supremacists “opposed” it:

It’s both sad and yet unsurprising that someone with such a distinguished educational pedigree like Tribe could be so wildly off the mark. Several conservatives were quick to point this out to the professor:

The most notable conservative to school Tribe was his former student – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who posted a series of tweets setting the record straight:

For what it’s worth, Tribe tried to, ahem, clarify his Sunday tweet by posting another one on the same issue Monday morning:

Tribe can try to clarify all he wants to, but the insinuation in his original tweet was clear. Liberals including Tribe have spent the entirety of Trump’s presidency trying to paint all Trump supporters as racists and white supremacists, and his initial abortion tweet was one example of many.

What he didn’t realize he was doing, as Cruz and others have astutely pointed out, is accidentally demonstrating that actual white supremacists and the pro-abortion left have a lot in common.

Oops.

UPDATE: Cruz responds to a critic of his remarks about Sanger and abortion, and zings Va. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in the process:

Ouch!

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