Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a $1.1 billion bill to combat the Zika virus, which is already rearing its ugly face in Florida and other southern states.
They opposed provisions in the bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood and that would have allowed Confederate flags to fly at military veteran cemeteries.
Can you believe that? The Republican Zika bill included provisions that would block funding to Planned Parenthood, and allow Confederate flags. That is absolutely insane!
I just don’t know what to say. People are getting sick. Babies are being born with microcephaly, a serious developmental issue that cannot be fixed. And yet, instead of caring about the PEOPLE this virus is harming, the GOP is out there slipping insane provisions in the bill.
The vote failed 52 to 46. It needed 60 votes to advance.
VOTE BLUE THIS NOVEMBER…DOWN THE TICKET!!!