As a party, the GOP has repeatedly claimed that it is against federal funding for the baby killers at Planned Parenthood. But every time there is a vote to defund the blood-soaked group, too many Republicans lose their spine. This week there was another one of those votes and five Republicans either voted with the Democrats, or decided not to vote at all — which is voting with the Democrats.
The bill in question was sponsored by Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul who tried to pass a provision that would defund the baby killing group.
Disgustingly, the leadership in his own party shut him down.
As The Hill newspaper reported:
The Senate rejected an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to attach a provision blocking federal funding for Planned Parenthood to a massive government spending bill.
Senators voted 45-48 on Paul’s amendment, with 60 votes needed to add the provision to the spending bill. GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with Democrats to oppose the amendment.
The vote came after Paul was initially blocked from bringing up his amendment. Leadership has agreed to block “poison pill” provisions, which would threaten the bipartisan support for the Defense-Education-Labor-Health and Human Services appropriations bill.
Naturally, as they always do, the Democrats essentially voted as a block to oppose any effort to take our tax dollars away from the abortion mill operators.
But a group of Republicans also helped the Democrats continue funding their favorite blood-soaked organization.
Susan Collins (R, ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R, AK) both crossed over to help the Democrats and voted in step with the anti-life left. But, maybe even worse, three other Republicans didn’t bother to vote at all. Bob Corker (R, TN), Ted Cruz (R, TX), and Debra Fischer (R, NE) all didn’t vote meaning they aided the Democrats (John McCain was also a non-voter, for obvious reasons).
If these five had voted for the measure we could have dealt a serious blow to the infant murdering Planned Parenthood.
Rand Paul had it exactly right when he asked, “The question is, what is more important to these Republicans? Saving lives or spending money?”
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