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Addressing VAWA, Sen. Al Franken Breaks Down On Senate Floor

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) broke down in tears today on the floor of the Senate while discussing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Franken, who has been a staunch advocate for domestic violence victims, got emotional discussing women who face homelessness after being abused. “Once a woman becomes homeless, she becomes even [...]
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Al Franken Broke Down And Wept Today When Discussing The Violence Against Women Act

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

Here's Sen. Al Franken today, breaking down and crying while discussing the Violence Against Women Act on the Senate floor. (Via The Huffington Post) He choked up when talking about the legacy of the late Sheila Wellstone, who was a... Read Post

GOP Tries To Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness To Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

From the very beginning, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led the opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — even leading Senate Judiciary Republicans to unanimously vote against it because they object to its prot... Read Post

Franken Cries During VAWA Speech Recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (2 years ago)

Click here to view this media In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken reca... Read Post


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