Tuesday, October 13, 2009

30 GOP Senators Vote to Defend Gang Rape

Our niece Kate Williams posted the following on FaceBook and I think this info should be spread as widely as possible, whenever we think that the Republicans have reached the lowest possible point in the political sewer they manage to surprise us once again. Here's what they have done now:
it is stunning that 30 Republican members of the United States Senate would vote to protect a corporation, in this case Halliburton/KBR, over a woman who was gang raped.
The story is very simple. In 2005 a woman was gang raped by her Halliburton/KBR co-workers. Sen Al Franken introduced an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill simply asserting that a corporation that covers up sexual assault (or refuses to allow its employees to take a case of sexual assault to court) cannot receive federal funds. (see video below, if you are seeing this on FaceBook go to)

The 30 Republicans (all men) argued that this was to great an intrusion into the private sector. Here are the names of the 30 culprits: Here are those who vote to protect a corporation over a victim of rape:

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

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