[Rushtalk] Civil War Looming?
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Mar 3 03:54:25 MST 2013
Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of Civil War
By <http://www.nationalreview.com/author/244210>Katrina Trinko
27, 2013 7:03
House majority leader Eric Cantor is increasingly
frustrated with a group of House Republicans who
are working against the leadership, and hes not afraid of voicing his dismay.
In a closed-door conference meeting on Wednesday,
Cantor told one GOP member that if they blocked
the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act
(VAWA) from coming to the floor, theyd cause civil war in the ranks.
Cantors comment irked some Republican aides, who
told National Review Online that such strong
language is inappropriate. In recent days, some
conservatives have been upset about the Senates
version of VAWA, saying that parts of the bill are unconstitutional.
Nevertheless, Cantors warning may have had an
effect. When the bill came to the floor on
Wednesday, only nine Republicans voted against the rule to take up the bill.
Tensions between backbenchers and the leadership,
however, are evident. Behind the scenes, House
Republicans raised concerns about VAWA throughout
the day. Eventually, though, the rule passed,
4149, and the House plans a final vote on the
Senates version of VAWA on Thursday.
The nine who voted against the rule include
Georgia Senate candidate Paul Broun and potential
Iowa Senate candidate Steve King.
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