Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wisconsin Congressman Punts On Planned Parenthood

So why did Glenn Grothman go to Washington?

Grothman: Congress Won't Defund Planned Parenthood

GOP Congressman Downplays Talk Of Government Shutdown 

Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman says his fellow congressional Republicans won't immediately defund Planned Parenthood, and they won't shut down the government trying.

While Grothman said he’d like to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level, he told Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin that right now, "it’s not going to happen."

"We could shut down the government, but we've seen in the past after a week or two weeks or three weeks, eventually the public is mad and we wind up going ahead with the funding anyway," Grothman said.

"We have to worry about getting reelected," Grothman said. "We want to get a Republican elected president, and a government shutdown hurts the Republican Party, so we're not going to do that."

Grothman said he thinks the same will be true in December, when Congress faces another short-term spending vote and another potential shutdown. 

Full story from NPR.

 Washington elites talking points on shutdown.

It seems the fighter when in Madison has changed since going to Washington DC. Are the voters of Grothman's district having buyers remorse?

Why do politicians fight during their election and change when they get to Washington?

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