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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:43 AM

Democratic strategist calls delay to renew Violence Against Women's Act 'abhorrent'

Source: The Hill

Democratic strategist Adrienne Elrod called the delay by Congress to renew the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) “abhorrent,” and said it reflects poorly on the Republican-controlled Congress.

“This is why the optics look really bad for Republicans because Republicans are in control of the House and Senate, so they can control the floor schedule and they can decide in the committees what to prioritize and what not to,” Elrod, a former spokesperson for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, told Hill.TV co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on “Rising.”

“This should not be, of course, a man vs. woman issue – it should be an issue that transcends gender – we’ve got to get this passed. It’s provides very important funding to local agencies to ensure that victims of domestic violence get the resources they need to move on,” the strategist said.

First passed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, the Violence Against Women Act was the first federal piece of legislation to recognize domestic violence as a serious crime and it has been reauthorized three times over the past two decades with bipartisan support.

Read more: http://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/406688-democratic-strategist-calls-delay-to-renew-violence-against-womens-act

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

1. Every Democratic candidate running this cycle needs to Bring up the unwillingness of repukes

Not reauthorizing this bill. Even maga woman benefit from the VAWA.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 12:30 PM

2. Shameless bastards

Ladies, these assholes could care less about you. MAGA does not include you. Figure it out before it is too late.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 05:55 PM

3. lower and lower go the @GOP into the stinking #TrumpSwamp

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