172 GOP in Congress voted against the VAWA even though it was its SECOND time around IN RECENT TIMES (Biden actually created the first bill in 1993)
Obviously . . obviously . . there are women in the GOP and men in the GOP are not FOR violence against women, so what gives?
perfect example of how the GOP has backed itself into the corner with the zealots
Biggest opposition to the VAWA?
NRA . . . here’s why
“Republicans opposed the current Act because the National Rifle Association opposes it over a provision to restrict gun ownership of anyone convicted of “domestic and intimate partner violence.” That provision enraged the NRA in 2019 as well as 172 House Republicans in 2021 who voted against reauthorizing the Act.”
Religious Right . . here’s an example:
““The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops came out against VAWA specifically because it would not allow groups to discriminate against the abused and battered based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Obviously, political maneuvering by the Democrats, the but the GOP doesn’t even have the leverage to really negotiate anymore because the positions of its key constituents are LOCKED.
this is actually a problem on both sides, its just not as obvious on the DEM side because the Dem side is a much bigger coalition and generally for progress (the fundamental concept underlying many civil rights laws). BY comparison, the GOP cannot create an electoral majority without hard core constituents. Dems can get elected without Bernie, but GOP cannot get elected without guns and the cultural right