Elizabeth Warren bravely says something reasonable in Congress, gives kickass speech against defunding Planned Parenthood.
Senator crushes it.
Elizabeth Warren Standing Strong in Support of Planned Parenthood
Watch Senator Elizabeth Warren crush it on the Senate floor during the debate to defund Planned Parenthood: “Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950s or the 1890s? Should we call for a doctor?”Posted by AlterNet on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This is how Elizabeth Warren opened her speech on the Senate floor:
I come to the Senate floor today to ask my Republican colleagues a question: Do you have any idea what year it is? Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950s? Or the 1890s? Should we call for a doctor? Because I simply cannot believe that in the year 2015, the United States Senate would be spending it's time trying to defund women's healthcare centers.
Wow, has naming years ever been so biting? Can she reuse this in her monologue if she ever hosts SNL?
Warren goes on to explain how important Planned Parenthood's health services are to the 1 in 5 women who use them at some point in their lives. She also points out how the vote to defund Planned Parenthood isn't even actually about defunding abortion, which federal money doesn't go toward anyway. She sets the record straight on basically everything ever, and this is a must-watch, especially for any readers who are also Republican Senators.