Posted on 11 December 2012.
“If Republicans have been chastened by losing the women’s vote last week by the widest margin in modern history, they have a funny way of showing it. House GOP leaders aren’t yielding to a bipartisan coalition of Senate leaders demanding they extend the protections of the Violence Against Women Act — an anti-domestic abuse bill that was first passed with broad support in 1994 but hit a brick wall of Republican opposition earlier this year. “Nothing has changed,” a senior GOP aide told TPM. “The House has passed a bill, we are ready to move to conference, and the Speaker has announced his conferees. We are waiting on Senate Democrats to follow suit and act.”* The Violence Against Women Act needs to be passed in order to fight back against domestic violence. It was thought that after the election, Republicans might end their stalemate and support the act, but nothing has changed. Why such hardline opposition? John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) and Lisa Fergusson (Current TV) discuss. *Read more from Sahil Kapur/ Talking Points Memo: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com Support The Young Turks by Subscribing bit.ly Support The Young Turks by Shopping bit.ly Like Us on Facebook: www.fb.com Follow Us on Twitter: bit.ly Buy TYT Merch: theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com