VAWA Passage

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

Democrats in Congress stormed Twitter after House Republicans passed the Violence Against Women Act.

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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.”

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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.”