- He is pushing for a vote to bypass McConnell’s efforts
- 16 Senators are needed to approve the motion
- Even pro-choicers are disturbed by recent videos and revelations about Planned Parethood
Like Ted Cruz, here’s another Senator that won’t be voted “Most Popular”
Via The Hill:
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), a Republican presidential candidate, said he is continuing to push to defund Planned Parenthood amid fallout over the group’s procedures to harvest and transfer aborted body parts.
“I’m going to try to force a vote on this. I think the time is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to such a gruesome procedure,” Paul said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“People are outraged by this and I think the American people deserve to have a vote on it,” Paul said.
The Kentucky lawmaker said he was pursuing several strategies to defund the group, including a “discharge petition” requiring the support of at least 16 other senators.
Several Republican senators have accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of blocking a vote to defund Planned Parenthood.
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