You know how Ted Cruz wants to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood in the spending budget? Well, damn, there is not any Planned Parenthood spending in this budget approval.
But the bill Congress will likely pass — a short-term spending bill that funds the government through Dec. 11 — doesn’t include funding for Planned Parenthood to begin with, said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., on Fox News Sunday Sept. 27. So Congress shouldn’t shut down the government over funding the women’s health organization.
So, Senator Cruz, chewed on that for a while, and used his Harvard education to come up with this doozy.
Those who want to defund Planned Parenthood by leveraging funding for the rest of the government have advocated for including language in the short-term spending bill that zeros out all funding — even if the funding isn’t accounted for in that particular bill.
And why would Cruz want to do that? Would it have anything to do with polls?
Poor cruz, he wants to make a blow for freedom against thin air.
Thanks to Alan in Austin for the heads up.