Senator Lindsey Graham (R-Benghazi) admits that there’s no way his 20-week abortion ban will become law, but he believes this battle is worth fighting because the public is on their side.
“The goal is to have a vote in 2014, to make sure we vote on it,” Graham said of his bill in an interview with National Review’s Robert Costa. “It’s worth having this debate. The more people understand what we’re trying to do, the more public support will grow over time.”
“Due to the Democrats’ control of the Senate, it’ll be tough to get a majority,” Graham added. “But we should push for a vote.”
Graham is, of course, completely wrong — it’s been lass than two days since Ken Cuccinelli’s Ban on Blowjobs campaign was defeated — but I encourage everyone to heed his advice and make it clear what the Republicans are trying to do.
They want to ban abortion, they won’t allow a vote to pass ENDA, they won’t allow a vote to pass immigration reform, and they won’t allow a vote to replace sequestration. They also caused the GOP Government Shutdown and voted to cut food stamps by $40 billion.
If Lindsey Graham wants to turn the 2014 election into a referendum on social issues, he won’t get any argument from me. Poll after poll shows the general public is not on their side.