In another disgusting show, Senate Democrats again blocked a bill that would protect a baby born alive from an abortion, or any other circumstance for that matter.
The vote today wasn’t on the bill specifically, but on allowing the bill to proceed from debate to the floor for an actual vote. The Senate was voting to invoke cloture.
Not invoked, 53-44: Motion to invoke cloture on motion to proceed to S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) February 25, 2019
60 votes are needed to invoke cloture, but only 53 could be obtained. Three of the 53 votes were Democrats:
- Casey (D-PA)
- Jones (D-AL)
- Manchin (D-WV)
You might be wondering if any Republicans voted with the Democrats, against cloture? The answer is NO.
There were three Republicans that didn’t vote at all:
- Cramer (R-ND)
- Murkowski (R-AK)
- Scott (R-SC)
Three more Republicans wouldn’t have been enough to invoke cloture, so their absence for whatever reason was inconsequential.
In any event, almost every Democrat and Independent Democrat chose to block the bill. Only three, who are in red states, voted for cloture.
Given how many liberal states are moving to radical extremes on abortion, this is no surprise. But it shows, as these radical abortion laws do, just how radical Democrats have become all across the country.