Accusations fly in Senate over Violence Against Women Act
March 15th, 2012
06:35 PM ET
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Accusations fly in Senate over Violence Against Women Act

Washington (CNN) – In a series of floor speeches Thursday, a group of mostly Democratic women senators made a high-profile and at times emotional appeal to Republicans to support an expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In doing so, they suggested Republicans were blocking the bill because it would extend its protections to illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians.

Many Republicans were furious at that suggestion and accused Democrats of election-year politics by trying to paint Republicans as anti-women.

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  1. Sniffit

    "Reasonable people ought to be able to sit down and work these things out."

    Says the guy who blatantly lied ON THE SENATE FLOOR by saying that 90-something percent of PP services are abortion related....and THEN said it was "not intended to be a factual statement," i.e., essentially admitting he intentionally lied ont he Senate floor to get his misinformation into the Congressional record. Sorry, Kyl, but the day you qualify as reasonable is the day Charles Manson gets a clean bill of mental health and parole.

    March 15, 2012 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. Debbie

    OK so IF Republicans are furious and it is not true then the GOP should extend and vote on the bill ASAP! Otherwise the lack of the GOP extending and voing on the bill supports what they were called out on. It become more and more obvious that the GOP does have a war on women. From the rape states with the 10 inch wand to contraception.

    March 15, 2012 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  3. don in albuquerque

    Conservatism=Fascism

    March 15, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  4. GOP = Greed Over People

    The Reds seem a little sensitive today, all I can say is "if the Christian Louboutin fits, wear it"!

    March 15, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. DumbasRocks [R]s

    "Many Republicans were furious at that suggestion and accused Democrats of election-year politics by trying to paint Republicans as anti-women."

    Why would [R]s be furious? (1) sure it is election year politics, it is for the [R]s too. (2) [R]s ARE anti-women, they've proven that, [D]s don't even have to get the paint set off the shelf.

    March 15, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  6. enuff

    Noone has to paint them as anti-woman. They are doing fine all by themselves.

    March 15, 2012 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |