The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus said Sunday that “it’s wrong” for Democrats to accuse Republicans of waging a “war on women.”

“Yes, that is wrong. And I’ve never said it, not one time,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Cleaver made the statement when asked directly about Democratic claims that recent GOP legislation on abortion and other issues is tantamount to a campaign against women.

“I condemn it. If it’s a Democrat, if it’s my cousin, it’s wrong,” Cleaver said. “And I think we need to stop that. It is damaging the body politic and it’s further separating the people in this country.”

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