Senators Collins and Murkowski killed the skinny repeal to protect Planned Parenthood funding. Those 2 Repulicand must want to tap into the millions PP gives to politians.
Two of the senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN. The bright faced journalist applauded Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for having the “cajones” to vote against the Republican bill when they knew half the country would view them as heretics.
Collins admitted it was an “uncomfortable” vote. But, they both insisted it was the right thing to do, which is why they did not fear backlash from GOP leadership, or even intimidating tweets from the Oval Office.
Both women said they were voting for their constituents, not the Republican Party.
“I made a statement to the president that I’m not voting for the party, I’m voting for the people of Alaska,” Murkowski recalled.
“I remember being so proud of you” for standing up to Trump, Collins said.
Part of standing up for their states, the senators argued, was protecting Planned Parenthood funding. Under the GOP bill, the massive pro-abortion organization would be defunded for a year. TownHall