Last night’s Daily Show include a segment about Al Franken’s amendment to a bill that would ban the government from entering into contracts with companies like Halliburton/KBR that include provisions that prevent their employees from suing them because they were raped while on the job. (Background story about the Jamie Leigh Jones rape case here.)
30 Republicans voted against the amendment. Yes, that’s how Republicans are. They can make gang rape political.
Watch and learn.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
Here are the names of all 30 pro-rape Repugnicans.
Alexander (R-TN) Barrasso (R-WY) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burr (R-NC) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Graham (R-SC) Gregg (R-NH) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Johanns (R-NE) Kyl (R-AZ) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Wicker (R-MS)
Update: For more insightful commentary about this sorry lot, I recommend Mark Morford’s column on SF Gate.