He claims defunding Planned Parenthood would be stopped by the President’s veto. But what about the budget?
According to McClatchy, “McConnell: Planned Parenthood defunding a no-go this year.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast doubt on the ability of abortion opponents in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood during upcoming federal budget battles on Capitol Hill.
McConnell, R-Ky., in a Kentucky television interview Monday, said stripping Planned Parenthood of federal dollars will be a matter for the next president in 2017.
“The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” the majority leader said on WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.”
McConnell’s remarks will likely rile conservatives who’ve taken aim at Planned Parenthood in the wake of controversial hidden videos that allegedly show the organization discussing the sale of fetal parts.
Lawmakers such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a Republican presidential candidate, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, have indicated a willingness to use the upcoming budget debates to press for defunding Planned Parenthood.
“If the president and the Democrats think it’s more important for Planned Parenthood to get your tax dollars than to fund the rest of the government, then they will be to blame for any shutdown that occurs,” Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told McClatchy Tuesday.
McConnell is insane. We have all been shown proof that Planned Parenthood and associates are tearing babies apart, extracting their organs, and making money off paying customers who want them for research. You don’t ignore that for a year or more because of a Presidential veto! You fight!
The Republican Party should be clamoring to make this the issue of the year. They should be forcing the Democrats to speak out in defense of slaughtering babies. They should ask Democrats if there is anything wrong with a woman getting pregnant intentionally for the purpose of donating the liver to “science.” They should be doing all they can to raise awareness about the videos, and a government shutdown would be a great way to raise awareness.
The idea that a government shutdown would hurt the Republican Party is ludicrous. After the government shutdown the Republican Party took over the Senate. It is all a lie.
The bottom line is that Republicans hate to be unpopular in the media and are constantly trying to gain their approval. Babies should be worth some disapproval. We are talking about whether we are happy as a Nazi nation. McConnell needs to show he takes that issue seriously.