Elizabeth Warren asks Republicans if they've "fallen on their heads and woke up in the 1950s"
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren fired some shots off at her Republican colleagues yesterday during the GOP’s first primary debates.
I come to the Senate floor today to ask my Republican colleagues a question. Do you have any idea what year it is? Did you fall down, hit your head, and think you woke up in the 1950s? Or the 1890s?
Warren told the floor about the GOP’s “deliberated, methodical, orchestrated, right-wing” attempt to strip away women’s agency and rights concerning their own bodies. For example, the GOP were its threat to shut down the government in if they couldn’t change the Affordable Care Act in order to prevent employers from providing birth control in 2013. Additionally in 2015, they stopped a bill that would’ve stopped human trafficking simply because money could have been allocated to privately funding abortions. A few months later, Republicans passed a budget to eliminate Title X, a federal grant program dedicated to providing family planning and preventative health services to individuals.
Warren also mentioned that the Republican party have passed 50 restrictions in this year alone on women’s access to healthcare, and stressed that the federal government in no way pays for abortions. She then closed out her speech by reiterating that we are in the year 2015, not 1955, nor 1895. What’s that sound? A senatorial mic drop.
Watch Warren’s entire speech below via the senator’s YouTube Channel.
Elizabeth Warren was previously a Harvard Law School professor specializing in bankruptcy law.
In 2009, the Boston Globe named her the Bostonian of the Year.
In 2012, she challenged and beat incumbent Republican Scott Brown, and become Massachusetts’ first female Senator.