The Senate voted today to reauthorize and expand the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act (S.47). You can read our full analysis on the bill here.

This bill vitiates due process, interjects the federal government into local law enforcement issues, violates the rights of citizens charged for domestic violence crimes on Indian reservations, promotes the homosexual agenda, and expands wasteful programs that have little success in combating domestic violence.

If all the Democrats need to do is give a bill a mellifluous-sounding name and demagogue the issue in order to scare Republicans, we have already lost the battle.

Only 22 Republicans opposed the bill.

Remember this is a fiscal and social issue. We’ve got a serious problem when there is a consensus that something like domestic violence must be dealt with at a federal level.

Here are the 23 Republicans who have no respect for federalism, due process, and equal protection under the law:

  • Alexander, L. (TN)
  • Ayotte (NH)
  • Burr (NC)
  • Chambliss (GA)
  • Coats (IN)
  • Cochran (MS)
  • Collins, S. (ME)
  • Corker (TN)
  • Crapo (ID)
  • Fischer (NE)
  • Flake (AZ)
  • Heller (NV)
  • Hoeven (ND)
  • Isakson (GA)
  • Kirk (IL)
  • McCain (AZ)
  • Moran, Jerry (KS)
  • Murkowski, L. (AK)
  • Portman (OH)
  • Shelby (AL)
  • Toomey (PA)
  • Vitter (LA)
  • Wicker (MS)

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Through, the Madison Project is committed to putting an end to this duplicity by exposing Republicans whose liberal voting actions speak louder than their words. Our goal is to give voice to the millions of Americans who demand that their elected representatives govern by conservative values … and to aggressively primary out those that shamelessly pander to them during elections.