Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, said Sunday that he’ll try this afternoon on Capitol Hill to force a vote to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos showing group officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research.
“I really think the time has come in our country to have the debate on whether taxpayer money should still be spent on this,” Paul told “Fox News Sunday.”
Paul is one of several Republican lawmakers or presidential candidates who have said they want to eliminate Planned Parenthood’s federal funding, which they so far have failed to do.
Paul said he will try a long-shot legislative maneuver — submitting a “discharge position” — to force the vote when senators return Sunday to Washington to vote on a transportation and transit funding bill set to expire in a few days.
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