We may be traitors, but you're helping child molesters

Hillary Clinton's challenger says Democrats want to let sex offenders molest children and kill women.

Published October 20, 2005 3:59PM (EDT)

Karl Rove drew fire over the summer for suggesting that liberals wanted to respond to 9/11 with "therapy and understanding for our attackers." As Josh Marshall notes, Jeanine Pirro, the Republican district attorney running against New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, has just done Rove one better.

In a speech this week before a group of local Republicans, Pirro lashed out at the Democratic-controlled New York Assembly for failing to adopt legislation that would have required the confinement of sex offenders after their prison sentences ended. "That's a difference between Democrats and Republicans," Pirro said. "We don't want them next door molesting children and murdering women."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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