Friday, Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was able to force Democrats to remove from the relief bill a provision that would have allowed every Planned Parenthood facility in the country to receive taxpayer funds through the Paycheck Protection Program.
Paul tweeted “Dems knew this wasn’t about COVID relief/helping small businesses. Shameless attempt to fund their radical agenda & @PPFA on the taxpayers’ backs. I was successful in preventing that from happening by stopping these funds to abortion mills.”
“Democrats knew this was never about COVID relief or helping small businesses,” Paul said in a statement “It was a shameless attempt to fund their radical agenda on the taxpayers’ backs and I was successful in preventing that from happening by stopping these funds from going to abortion mills.”
Paul’s office provided the following background: