John Cornyn calls Violence Against Women Act debate a game of ‘political football’
POSTED: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:15am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:16am
In a nationally televised interview today, Texas Sen. John Cornyn lamented how the Violence Against Women Act — which is set to expire because of partisan gamesmanship on Capitol Hill — had been turned into a political football.
Moments later, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell had Cornyn playing political defense.
During the interview Mitchell pulled up a touching video of Sharon Love, the mother of Yeardley Love — the young woman who was killed by her lacrosse-player boyfriend, –and asked Cornyn what democrats and republicans plan to do when domestic violence situations like Love’s continue to happen after the VAWA bill expires (assuming that the two parties can’t come to a conclusion).
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