Matt Birk responds to abortion comments: People "misconstrued what I actually said"

Matt Birk responds to abortion comments: People "misconstrued what I actually said"

Matt Birk responds to abortion comments: People "misconstrued what I actually said"

Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Matt Birk who is running on the ticket with Scott Jensen has been a topic of conversation after a clip of him talking about abortion and women’s rights made the rounds on social media.

Appearing on WCCO Radio Thursday with Jason DeRusha, Birk defended his comments and said the original video shared by Illinois-based Heartland Signal was taken out of context.

Birk did not deny anything he said, but did say the comments made out of context makes him appear sexist, when that isn’t the case.

DeRusha then asked Birk why he didn’t say he was misconstrued in a follow-up video that he released, and backed it up by saying this is a speech he’s given hundreds of times.

I know that I talked about the way our culture tells our women they should look a certain way, and they should focus on their careers. I think the sexualization of women in our culture, and how Hollywood portrays women, is a big problem, which leads to other problems.

If we simply see women as sex objects I think that’s a problem and leads to a culture where sex is looked at as a transaction. We’re not talking about love or the institution of marriage

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