Feb 05, 2013
On Violence Against Women Act
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new video today showcasing Republican Leader Eric Cantor and the Tea Party Republicans’ real approach to women: a never-ending war to turn back the clock on women’s rights. Millions of women have been left out in the cold by Tea Party House Republicans and Republican Leader Cantor, who refuse to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
As the Senate is planning to again reauthorize VAWA this week, Republican Leader Cantor plans to give a speech today designed to showcase the party’s “softer” side. Cantor is widely reported to be responsible for blocking the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act, which protects all women and provides critical funding to protect women from domestic abuse.
“No matter how much the Tea Party House Republicans try to rebrand their party, the fact remains: They are still the party that is blocking the resources to prevent domestic violence,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “For years, the Violence Against Women Act enjoyed broad, bipartisan support – until the Tea Party War on Women. American women don’t want to see the clock turned back on their safety or their rights, and no sales job can change the truth that Tea Party House Republicans will relentlessly pursue their War on Women.”