TheBlaze probably put it best in its headline yesterday, “Planned Parenthood and White House Take Victory Lap Following Massive Spending Bill Negotiations.” Despite the release of more than a dozen undercover videos highlighting controversial and potentially illegal practices within the taxpayer-funded abortion provider, the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill moving through Congress leaves Planned Parenthood’s half-billion dollars of federal funding untouched.
Planned Parenthood Survives Paul Ryan’s First Budget Deal https://t.co/sUNugZnZHB
— Washington DC News (@washdcnews) December 16, 2015
Fox News host Todd Starnes, it seems, somehow thought having Paul Ryan as speaker would give conservatives some leverage.
Speaker Ryan really supports a spending bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood? Really, sir? Really?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 18, 2015
@toddstarnes and it looks like many republicans do also
— Cary Gray (@cblakegray) December 18, 2015
@toddstarnes You didn't really think he would be different than Boehner did you? Or Loretta Lynch different than Holder? This is your GOP.
— BLH (@blhnews) December 18, 2015
@toddstarnes If you have knife in your back, is it best to take it out, or leave it in until you get to the emergency room? Asking 4 friend.
— Progressive Disorder (@ProgDisorder) December 18, 2015
@toddstarnes Morality has no home in Washington, DC.
— 4apostles (@4apostles) December 18, 2015
@toddstarnes Honestly, why are you surprised? He thinks you win via decorum, not hardball. Can't shutdown the government for babies.
— Rockwall Science Guy (@RockwallSciGuy) December 18, 2015
Rush Limbaugh today: Paul Ryan's spending bill "fully funds the butchery of Planned Parenthood."
— Ben Owen, HRK (@hrkbenowen) December 17, 2015
— Terri Green (@TerriGreenUSA) December 15, 2015
Just a second; Ryan just might have an excuse.
Ryan on why Planned Parenthood defunding wasn’t in the omnibus:
It’s in the reconciliation bill.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 17, 2015
Speaker Ryan says when House gets back next year they'll vote to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) December 17, 2015
Speaker Paul Ryan says the House will vote on repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood in January. Would get a White House veto.
— Lauren French (@laurennfrench) December 17, 2015
‘Tis the season of giving.
Planned parenthood, sanctuary cities, huge spending, refugees, no border fencing… Paul Ryan gave Obama everything: https://t.co/OVybi7fVn7
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) December 17, 2015