Sen. Rand Paul: GOP leadership won’t vote on defunding Planned Parenthood because ‘we might win’
2 Jul 2019

"Pro-life Senator Rand Paul shocked listeners when he revealed that GOP Congressional leadership chose not to include a measure to defund Planned Parenthood in a spending bill because “we might win.”

Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in the nation’s capital, the Kentucky Republican explained that despite strides in the public’s attitudes against abortion, Republican lawmakers aren’t following the public’s lead.

“We still lose in the legislation,” observed Paul. “We lose because the people who come to you and give you lip service and say, ‘Oh I’m pro-life, I’m pro-life,’ and then they don’t seem to vote that way.”

Paul shared an example:

Last year, I tried to attach to a spending bill a prohibition to have any money spent by Planned Parenthood.

You know what happened? [GOP leadership] sat me down and one of the senior Republican senators said, “We cannot have the vote today.”

I said, “Why?”

He said, “We might win.”

Paul’s disclosure elicited gasps from the crowd of mostly Evangelical Christians."

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