Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to let you know he’s more afraid of the political ramifications of a government shutdown than fearful of funding the killing of babies and the sale of their body parts for profit.
“[During shutdowns] the focus is on the fact that the government is shut down, not what the underlying issue that is being protested is,” the Kentucky Republican explained.
“So look, what Planned Parenthood is engaged in is truly outrageous,” he said. “The videos are beyond disturbing. The question is, what is the best way to go forward.”
Federal funding is set to expire on Oct. 1, and several Republican lawmakers have said they support risking a government shutdown in order to defund Planned Parenthood.
McConnell added that Planned Parenthood is being investigated in the Senate by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“We intend to continue to pursue the facts and nobody’s better at doing that than Chuck Grassley and we’ll look at other opportunities to make our voices heard on Planned Parenthood,” he said.
McConnell can’t even raise his hands in surrender because his spine is so weak.
So he wants to “make our voices heard on Planned Parenthood” while funding them?