Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night to discuss the Planned Parenthood scandal and he’s promised that the Senate would vote on defunding Planned Parenthood in August!
Sean Hannity: Here now with a reaction, the man who is behind the push to defund Planned Parenthood in the U.S. Senate, author of “Taking a Stand,” 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
I see that the mayor of New York, comrade De Blasio, apparently took a shot at you. You want to respond to him?
Rand Paul: It means I must be doing something right when the socialists and left-wingers and the mayor of New York is going after me.
But, you know, I’m horrified by these videos, and everybody is. When I think of ultrasound, I think of the pictures of my kids before they were born and the happiness we had. To imagine that doctors are using ultrasound to manipulate the body around, turn the body around to take body parts from a baby, it just — it sickens me.
And so I’ve been fighting to defund Planned Parenthood, I don’t think they should get any taxpayer dollars. And we got good news today, we are going to get a vote on this. The Senate will vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before we leave in August.
Sean Hannity: Will it be a 51 majority or do you need to get cloture?
Rand Paul: We are going to get a vote on this, the Senate will vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before we leave in August… The way the Senate rules are you always have to get to… the 60 vote margin. We’re going to try to keep the Republicans together and there’s at least three or four Democrats that we think we have a chance of getting. That puts us close, up to about 58 then.
Sean Hannity: What about the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger?
Rand Paul: Well, she was a eugenicist who thought you could use abortion to try to get rid of people who were inferior. I think this is why you are also finding that a lot of people who have kids with disabilities are horrified that we are going to get rid of those that are less than perfect. We’re all less than perfect in one way or another.