It was a show vote for the ages.
Even the Washington Post headline acknowledged what it was really all about:
“Seeking to spark an uprising, Democrats put abortion on Senate floor”
Vice President Kamala Harris made a grand entrance to preside over the vote and dramatically cast her tie-breaking vote that is rarely needed.
But the vote in favor of expanding abortion rights until the moment of birth came up well short of a tie.
Once again, Kamala wasn’t needed.
The measure failed on a 51-49 vote, because 60 votes were required to pass.
The sole Democrat to abandon ship was U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, the only one of them to honestly acknowledge this wasn’t about codifying Roe v. Wade into law as his party would have us believe.
I asked why Manchin is a no on Democrats’ abortion rights bill. His answer:
“They’re trying to make people believe that this is the same thing as codifying Roe v. Wade. And I want you to know, it’s not. This is not the same. It expands abortion”https://t.co/LDctm09DMu
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) May 11, 2022
Unlimited, on-demand abortion up until the moment of birth is the bill Democrats have put on the floor.
It’s radical and unpopular. It will fail. https://t.co/FXGWRxcP5K
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) May 11, 2022
Colorado’s Democrat U.S. Senators have been fanning the flames of fear that has abortion rights activists protesting at the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices like common street thugs.
They are desperate to motivate their far left progressive base and get working class America’s attention off the fact that Democrat-driven inflation would drive them into the poor house, if they could only afford the gas to get there.
The leak of a Supreme Court decision that would send abortion rights to individual states to decide, which has yet to even be voted on by the court, was just the pretend crisis Democrats needed.
Today, I will vote to codify the right to choose. A woman’s health care choices should be between herself and her doctor, not the government.
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) May 11, 2022
Reproductive freedom is under attack.
If the Supreme Court won’t defend this fundamental right, then it’s up to Congress to protect #RoeVWade. pic.twitter.com/kbHXuHwZxT
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) May 11, 2022
It’s unlikely their ploy worked.
That Democrats want to give every transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive person who was assigned female or intersex at birth the radical right of abortion-on-demand, through all nine months of pregnancy until the moment before a baby is born, has only proven their extremism.
This may motivate the Too-Far-Gone-Left, but regular folks will still be trying to keep a roof over their heads, gas in the tank, and food in the mouths of their children.