David Vitter Confronted By Rape Victim About His Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Sue Haliburton

A month ago we highlighted the unconscionable decision of 30 Republican senators to vote against Al Franken’s bill which would assure that those who were raped in connection with their employment at Haliburton’s would have rights to sue Haliburton.  In this tense exchange, a rape victim confronts one of those senators, David Vitter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6YZ1wP1978&hl=en_US&fs=1&

A transcript of the exchange and an explanation of Obama’s position (which is more nuanced than Vitter indicates) can be found here.  The bit on Obama:

While the Obama Defense Department raised concerns about the reach of the Franken amendment, the White House itself said it supported “the intent” and was working to make sure it was “enforceable.”

Thanks to the Queen of Links for the heads up (as usual).

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