Wednesday, September 30, 2015

READ: Rep. Salmon Says Republicans Who Voted To Keep Govt Open "Surrendered To The Demands Of Planned Parenthood's Management"

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon (R-CD5) released a blistering statement after 91 House Republicans and 32 GOP Senators voted with Democrats to keep the U.S. government operating until December 12 without cutting off monies to Planned Parenthood.

Salmon said the GOP "yes" votes "surrendered to the demands of Planned Parenthood's management" instead of "taking a principled stand against arguably illegal activities".  Arizona's two GOP Senators - John McCain and Jeff Flake - and Rep. Martha McSally (R-CD2) voted "aye."

Here is the rest of Salmon's broadside:
“Today’s vote lacks the leadership our nation is demanding. Rather than taking a principled stand against arguably illegal activities, the House today surrendered to the demands of Planned Parenthood’s management and took up a continuing resolution that aimed to continue providing funding to an organization under multiple investigations for their potentially illegal abortion practices.
“I was proud to have voted in favor of Representative Roby’s amendment, which would have prevented any federal funding to Planned Parenthood in this resolution, and I know this fight isn’t over. We will again confront this issue in December, and I am hopeful that the House’s new leadership will pay more attention to the will of the American people than their own desire to capitulate.”
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