Jeb Bush was asked whether O’Malley should have apologized and said forthrightly:
No, for crying out loud, no. We’re so uptight and so politically correct now that we apologize for saying lives matter? Life is precious. It’s a gift from God. I mean, I frankly think it’s one of the most important values that we have. I know in the political context it’s a slogan, I guess. Should he have apologized? No. If he believes that white lives matter, which I hope he does, then he shouldn’t apologize to a group that seems to disagree with it.
Meanwhile, Democrats are still not being pushed, in the wake of Planned Parenthood videos revealing the sale of body parts from late-term abortion, whether or not they believe all lives matter.
And by the way, a lot of those lives being dismembered and sold for medical research are black lives, too.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.