Republicans react to Franken’s anti-rape amendment vote criticism

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post cover the reactions of several Republican senators who voted against an anti-rape amendment introduced by Sen. Al Franken. The amendment passed 68-30 last month.

These Republicans, who were quoted in a Politico.com story Wednesday, claim that Franken was not doing enough to explain their views opposing the amendment.

Franken has said he certainly thinks it is unfair to say these Republicans are pro-rape.

Read more on the backstory to the amendment in this Oct. 20 MinnClip, which includes Jon Stewart’s reaction to the vote results on “The Daily Show.”

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Edman on 12/05/2009 - 03:00 pm.

    Can this be right? The Republican are asking Franken to explain their “No” vote?

    Maybe he should do it!

    Then, hopefully, they’ll ask him to explain their option to the public option.

    If he does a good job, maybe he can even replace Michael Steele as RNC spokeperson.

  2. Submitted by Mike Haubrich on 12/06/2009 - 07:39 am.

    Why are these Senators unable to accept personal responsibility for their vote? If it was the right thing for them to do, then why not defend their vote? But the problem with this vote is that it is indefensible, except when it comes time to call and ask for campaign donations.

  3. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 12/07/2009 - 10:17 am.

    Can’t say I voted for Senator Franken, but I still enjoy his sense of ironic humor.

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