Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) says that the government shutdown this past fall was all part of the GOP’s war on women.
In reality, the government shutdown occurred when Congress failed to agree upon a budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year. House Republicans insisted that the new spending bill defund or at least chip away at Obamacare.
Warren said that she cannot believe lawmakers are still debating whether employers can “deny women access to birth control.” She reminded the Senate that it is 2014, not 1914. “Most Americans thought this was settled long, long ago,” she said, “but for some reason, Republicans keep dragging us back here over and over and over again.”
The Hobby Lobby case, Warren explained, “is just the most recent battle in an all-out Republican assault on women’s access to basic health care.”
But with Hobby Lobby, instead of listening to the American people, Warren continued, the GOP “turned to their right-wing friends on the Supreme Court.”
Warren’s claim was first spotted by the Washington Examiner.