Don Stewart, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, explained, “If we shut down the government, you can’t walk into Yellowstone Park, but you can walk into Planned Parenthood”.
For Villere, McConnell’s support of a deal with Democrats to avoid a government shutdown and continue funding of Planned Parenthood appeared to be the final straw. The advocates of such strategy should be transparent and say precisely that: that they expect the Republican Party never again to pass a budget with funding to Planned Parenthood and that they are prepared to go the distance, namely a 17-month shutdown. Ted Cruz said. “It’s the reason why Republican leadership wants a show vote“.
But the odds of a shutdown shrunk dramatically on Friday when House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he would be resigning within one month.
On Saturday, Planned Parenthood supporters threw condoms in Fiorina’s direction during an evening event in Iowa. If not passed, the government could shut down until a new spending plan is adopted.
The Republican-controlled US Senate failed to get enough votes to deny federal funds to the beleaguered women’s health care group Planned Parenthood as the Democrats voted solidly earlier this week against the Republican measure even at the risk of a government shutdown on October. 1.
“Honestly, I haven really thought of a replacement”, he said.
“I think she’s addressed the issue of abortion so much better than so many other republican candidates have done”, Rourke said.
The Planned Parenthood controversy was sparked when the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress leaked edited clips of covertly taped footage of high-ranking Planned Parenthood administrators discussing fetal tissue donations.
Federal officials have warned other states they can’t withhold Medicaid money for covered services just because a qualifying agency also provides abortions, but Branstad said Thursday “there’s a difference of opinion” on that policy area. But Mary Nolan said Republicans used language that suggested they wanted to have an ideological debate about abortion.
CBS’s Dickerson followed up with Boehner by asking him if the CR that Boehner intends to bring up for a vote will need Democratic votes to pass-presumably because so many conservatives in the House will refuse to vote for legislation the funds Planned Parenthood.
The lawmaker said he hopes the Republican Party can move through this stage in the process quickly to deliver voters a unified message.