Senate Republicans are not happy with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of former President Trump’s most loyal allies, for the new political problem that his national abortion ban bill has brought to the forefront. This has once again boosted Democratic voters ahead of Election day.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Graham pledged that Senate Republicans would vote on legislation that would ban abortions nationwide after the 15th week of pregnancy if they manage to win back the majority in the Senate this November.
However, this idea is not supported by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who on Tuesday chose to not openly support Graham’s proposal.
When asked about it, McConnell said that most Republicans agree that they want abortions to be handled on a state level.
Regarding the bill, McConnell said that reporters would need to ask Graham about it and that there is no set voting on a Senate level if the Republicans do win back the majority.
However, previously Graham had said that if the Republicans were to win back the majority in the Senate they would be voting on his bill. This was a lifeline in some ways for Senate Democrats who had something else to discuss in light of the new Bureau of Labor Statistics report about inflation reaching 8.3 percent in August. There was also a 0.1 percent increase in prices despite the large decrease in gas prices.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that this type of bill sends out one clear message which is that MAGA Republicans want to have control over women’s bodies rather than help expand their rights to freedom and healthcare.