Monday, March 4, 2013

GOP Rep. Opposed VAWA Since It Protected Too Many Groups

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) voted against the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because "it was expanded to include other different groups." The supposedly superfluous groups included LGBT, Native American and undocumented victims of domestic violence. Watch Blackburn explain her position to Chuck Todd of MSNBC:

BLACKBURN: When you start to make this about other things it becomes an “against violence act” and not a targeted focus act... I didn’t like the way it was expanded to include other different groups. What you need is something that is focused specifically to help the shelters and to help out law enforcement, who is trying to work with the crimes that have been committed against women and helping them to stand up.

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