Pro-rape senators attack Senator Franken’s wussy amendment

On the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spoke against the amendment, calling it “a political attack directed at Halliburton.” Franken responded, “This amendment does not single out a single contractor. This amendment would defund any contractor that refuses to give a victim of rape their day in court.”

In the end, Franken won the debate. His amendment passed by a 68-30 vote, earning the support of 10 Republican senators including that of newly-minted Florida Sen. George LeMieux. “He did what a senator should do, which was he was working it,” LeMieux said in praise of Franken. “He was working for his amendment.”

Appearing with Franken after the vote, an elated Jones expressed her deep appreciation. “It means the world to me,” she said of the amendment’s passage. “It means that every tear shed to go public and repeat my story over and over again to make a difference for other women was worth it.”

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UPDATE: 30 Republican senators voted against the amendment, including Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).

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2 thoughts Pro-rape senators attack Senator Franken’s wussy amendment

  1. avatar SA says:

    Without even looking I’ll predict the ones so devoted to free market principles they were willing to give a pass to rape are also the one who bring up their love of Jesus on every occasion. It seems like the contradiction might occur to them at some point.

  2. avatar toma says:

    If only that were true.

    Speaking of cluelessness, if Franken’s anti-rape amendment is an ‘attack directed at Halliburton,’ hasn’t Sessions effectively defined them as professional rapists? I could understand it if it were an ‘anti oil-services’ amendment, but it denounces rape, ferchrissakes.

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