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Sen. Paul Demands Personhood Vote

Can’t they just act like adults? As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tries to push through a relatively simple measure extending FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program before they recess for Independence Day, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is bringing partisan politics into the picture. Paul has refused to approve the measure until his fetal personhood legislation gets a vote. Trying to contain his frustration, Reid told reporters on Tuesday that he’s been “very patient working with my Republican colleagues in allowing relevant amendments on issues,” and occasionally even “non-relevant amendments.” But he’s had enough now, saying it’s “ridiculous” for Paul to insist on not passing a bill on flood insurance as hurricane season looms until he has a vote on “when life begins.”

June 27, 2012 12:08 PM