The Violence Against Women Act, delayed from the last Congress because of Republican intransigence, is being considered again in the Senate. Not unanimously, though: 8 GOP Senators voted “nay.” It’s sickening that these men would vote against even considering a bill that protects all women. But I guess it really points out their ugliness and misogyny.
These Senators – Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Rand Paul (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and James Risch (R-ID) – are the ones who voted “no” on protecting immigrant women, LGBT women and Native American women. Because, you know, they are not as deserving of protection, not being “real” women and all. But that’s not really all of the issue, is it? You know there is always something underhanded to their ploys.