In case like me you’re wondering where Republicans went horribly wrong yesterday by voting to block a United Nations treaty that would have helped to protect disabled Americans — including veterans — while they are in foreign countries, look straight no further than the signatures of Rick Santorum’s pledge. Yes, another GOP pledge.
If you believe that ‘both parties are the same’ then read on.
David from Crooks and Liars reports:
Thirty-eight Republicans voted no, giving them five votes more than necessary to defeat the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty, 61 to 38.
At an event with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) late last month, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced that 36 Republicans had signed a letter pledging to vote against the treaty.
Writing for World Net Daily on Monday, Santorum said the treaty had “darker and more troubling implications” and suggested that it would have meant the forced abortion his daughter because she has a rare genetic disorder.
Oh fuck. So, the former Senator who now writes for a conspiracy blog, has some kind of power over the well being of disabled veterans. The 38 Republicans who walked past Mr. Dole while in his wheelchair, then commenced to vote that ubiquitous and annoying Republican “NO” should never be allowed to forget this day that they embarrassed our country. Santorum is co-founder of the ironically named, “Patriot voices.”
These are the people that are directing their decision making,”Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly also warned in November that proponents were “using this treaty as an opportunity to promote their abortion agenda.”
Disabled = abortion?
Led by Mitch McConnell they voted no with the exception of six GOPers. Only six.
Via Roll Call:
36 voted nay — all Republicans.
61 voted yea, including the aforementioned six Republicans.
Remember the nays:
|Not Voting – 1|
Image found through Facebook friend: DeNeice Kenahan with thanks.