Domestic violence bill vote critical test of more inclusive GOP
February 12th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Domestic violence bill vote critical test of more inclusive GOP

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Party's message makeover may soon face a critical test as it considers the Violence Against Women Act, legislation that draws into sharp contrast the differences between the two parties on women's issues.

The Senate passed the measure on Wednesday, 78-22, and sent it to the House of Representatives, where proponents expect a fight that would test Republican efforts to embrace inclusiveness.

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  1. rs

    Republicans will never support the Violence Against Women Act- they're too busy trying to justify the rights of rapists.

    February 12, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    The gop trash in the house won't pass it and we won't vote for the gop in 2014 or 16 !!!!!!

    February 12, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "Domestic violence bill vote critical test of more inclusive GOP"

    This is the MSM setting up a narrative to help the GOP/Teatrolls. It's not a test of their commitment to change and be more inclusive AT ALL. THEIR AGENDA HAS NOT CHANGED ONE BIT. Rather, it's a test of just how damaged and behind the 8-ball the GOP/Teatrolls recognize themselves to be and how desperate they are that they will vote against their own agenda in hopes it helps "smooth things over" with women and minorities. The bill just passed the Senate. Watch how fast the House GOP/Teatrolls turn it into a circus. Your precious media-darling RUBIO VOTED AGAINST IT. Will you report that in your next Rubio advertisement parading around as a "news" article?

    Make no mistake: The entire GOP/Teatrolls plan for the next 4 years is to CHANGE APPEARANCES enough to slide trojan horses into congress and the WH.

    February 12, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    The most horrible congress idiots ever I saw in my fifty nine years of life.

    February 12, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  5. don in albuquerque

    And the Savior of the GOTP, Rubio voted against it.

    February 12, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Malory Archer

    Not surprisingly the 22 who voted against it were ALL men, and ALL rethug and include such illustrious names as marco the rube and pauly wolly, the two lovelies who will rebut the President's SOTU later this evening . Think progress has a complete list of the 22.

    February 12, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Come on now, GOPers/Teatrolls, you can admit it....how many of you read this and thought "god d-mnit...this makes me so mad I'm gonna go home and beat my wife"? It's ok to tell the truth....we'll help you get the help you need...

    February 12, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  8. kayla

    the dems are playing chess with the repugs

    February 12, 2013 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  9. Judi Powell

    And........of course the Repubs all voted against it...even Rubio,,,the NEW GOP Savior.

    February 12, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  10. 2012liberal

    Bohner wont bring it 2 floor 4 vote. Guaranteed. They dont even had a bill of their own 2 merge it with.

    February 12, 2013 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. PJ

    Add to "marco the rube and pauly wolly" more "lovelies" like Ted "TP" Cruz, TX, John "oil" Cornyn, TX (I'm so proud),
    Lindsay "AR 15" Graham, and Mitch "1 term" McConnell, etc.
    These men have spoken-–You can beat up some of the women, some of the time, but don't take away my
    lovin' guns, I have to protect myself.

    February 12, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  12. ohio gal

    the m & m boys (mitch and marco) and schoolyard bully graham were among the 22 nay votes...another proud day for the GOP...NOT
    ! don't think that change thing is working for you boys!

    February 12, 2013 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It should be interesting to see who votes for it and against it.

    February 12, 2013 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |