VAWA Passage

Democrats React to ‘Violence Against Women’ Act Passage on Twitter

Democrats in Congress quickly took to Twitter after House Republicans passed their version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday. From calling it the ‘War on Women Act’ to ‘a partisan fight,’ see the irate reactions.

05.16.12 11:41 PM ET

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): "We need to protect all women"

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI): “Fails to stop discrimination”

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA): “Who you love should not determine if your assailant is brought to justice.”

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): “WAWA: the GOP’s War on Women Act.”

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY): “Shameful” doesn’t begin to describe.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA): “Regardless of what the makeup of that relationship.”

Rep. David Price (D-NC): “House GOP is actually picking a partisan fight.”

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ): “A new low.”

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY): “Never been a partisan bill until the Tea Party Congress.”

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN): “Sad” for Sheila Wellstone.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY): “We shouldn’t single out people.”

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA): “We can do better.”

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA): “Women’s lives are at stake.”

Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY): “Destructive and dangerous.”

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY): “Need a bi-partisan” bill.

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA): “Count me as a strong no.”

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA): “I will not support this flawed version of such historic legislation.”

Rep. John Olver (D-MA): “We cannot afford to go backwards on domestic violence.”

Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA): “Need to protect Native American women.”

Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO): “All women deserve protection from domestic violence.”