Posted by | April 26, 2012 16:39 | Filed under: Top Stories

The senator cried over the Violence Against Women Act, which has suddenly become controversial in the Senate.

Republicans denied they tried to block the renewal. They said they wanted to lower the cap for visas of abused immigrants, remove mentions of protecting gays, lesbians and transgender people, and change provisions protecting Native American women.

GOP lawmakers complained the changes were designed to distract voters from issues Democrats would rather not discuss, such as rising gas prices and the struggling economy.

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.