WaExaminer- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced late Friday that he will “use every Senate rule” to force his Senate colleagues on the record after fellow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blocked his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood.
If Paul gets enough senators to sign his petition, he can go around McConnell and force a vote.
“I’m prepared to use every Senate rule at my disposal to force my colleagues on record whether they like it or not,” Paul wrote Friday night. “Under Senate rules, if enough Senators are willing to stand with me and sign a petition demanding a vote, there will be no stopping you and me.”
“The more I learn about Planned Parenthood’s racket, aborting unborn children and then selling off their organs, the more my head spins,” he wrote. “I’m not about to let Planned Parenthood off the hook. And I’m not about to let politicians and our media sweep this scandal under the rug.”