Friday, February 15, 2013

Don't Be Fooled By Marc Rubio: He's One of The Gang of 22

Republican Senator Marco Rubio likes to talk like he is a sweet, compassionate, regular guy.  He is the face the Republican Party is putting forth to try to fix their image (of being women haters and child haters and racists) problem.  Don't be fooled.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with a vote of 78 to 22.  The twenty-two Senators who voted against funding to help abused women (in a society where more than 1 in every 4 women are sexually assaulted) are:

John Barrasso (WY)
Roy Blunt (MO)
John Boozman (AR)
Tom Coburn (OK)
John Cornyn (TX)
Ted Cruz (TX)
Mike Enzi (WY)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
Chuck Grassley (IA)
Orrin Hatch (UT)
James Inhofe (OK)
Mike Johanns (NE)
Ron Johnson (WI)
Mike Lee (UT)
Mitch McConnell (KY)
Rand Paul (KY)
Jim Risch (ID)
Pat Roberts (KS)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Tim Scott (SC)
Jeff Sessions (AL)
John Thune (SD)

Note that both of our Texas Senators joined Rubio and the other backers of batterers and rapists, rather than abused women. 

The Bill is expected to face the House soon.

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