As the Senate fast tracks the Violence Against Women Act, Democrats are targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor over his reported efforts to block the bill in the House.
In an new video, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee asks: “But what will Eric Cantor and Tea Party House Republicans do?”, highlighting reports that Cantor, R-Va., was the one holding up reauthorization in the House.
On Monday, the Senate voted 85 to 8 to take up VAWA, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has said that the bill has the votes to pass out of the Senate. It’s expected to pass by the end of the week with bipartisan support.
Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, even referenced House Republicans who have blocked it. “This is not and never should be a partisan political issue,” she said in a speech on the Senate floor. “This is an equal-opportunity crime that harms people regardless of their political affiliation, their profession or their status in life. It’s an issue that deserves bipartisan support.”