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Cybersecurity Bill Dies in Part Due to D.C. 20 Week Abortion Ban

Robin Marty

Sen. Mike Lee helps kill the bill with his anti-choice amendment.

Another day, another attempt to pass an unconstitutional abortion ban. Senator Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) “cyber-security” bill failed to garner enough votes to overcome a filibuster. Initially a bipartisan effort, the bill died amidst partisan bickering, in part thanks to amendments suggested by the GOP, such as one repealing the Affordable Care Act and another by Utah Republican Mike Lee that would ban abortion in D.C. after 20 weeks.

Via The Hill:

Part of the problem, [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid said, was that Republicans were insisting on amendment votes that were not germane to cybersecurity.

“Instead of substantive amendments that deal with our nation’s cybersecurity, they are insisting on political show votes,” Reid said after McConnell requested a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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Lieberman lamented that senators couldn’t come together on a list of amendments both sides could agree on, saying that the cybersecurity bill was serving as “yet another vehicle for partisan ideological shots at one another.”

“I’m not proud of the United States Senate,” Lieberman said. “We’ve got a crisis and it’s one that we all acknowledge.”

According to The Hill, the bill is unlikely to make it back for a vote before the 2012 election.

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