Marianne Williamson has been on a roller coaster ride since announcing that she would seek the Democratic nomination. Her first debate performance resulted in criticism and mockery. Her second debate performance earned her praise from some surprising sources.
Now, the author and lecturer is attempting to qualify for the third debate and she is having a tough time. According to Williamson, powerful forces on the left are attempting to smear her campaign and keep her off the stage.
The candidate made the comments during the Iowa Wing Ding dinner on Friday night. She told attendees, “There’s well-strategized effort to smear me. There’s no doubt about that.”
Williamson made similar comments to The Daily Mail over the weekend. She told the paper, “It’s very frustrating because I like to think on the left we don’t do things like that. So it’s been a bit of a wake-up call. But apparently there’s some very powerful forces that want to make sure I’m not in that third debate so I must be doing something right if they’ve worked so hard to create that.”
The self-help guru has made controversial comments about AIDS and Postpartum depression in the past. During a June event in New Hampshire, Williamson said of vaccines: “To me, it’s no different than the abortion debate. The US government doesn’t tell any citizen, in my book, what they have to do with their body or their child.”
Marianne Williamson leans in to vaccine skepticism in NH: “To me, it’s no different than the abortion debate. The US government doesn't tell any citizen, in my book, what they have to do with their body or their child.”
+ added vaccine mandates are too “draconian” & “Orwellian”
— Julia Jester (@JulesJester) June 20, 2019
The following day, she reiterated that she supports vaccines and told reporters that she is “pro-science.”
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