Connie Mack Rips Bill Nelson for Birth-Control Amendment
Republican Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Connie Mack took aim at Democrat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson for voting against the Blunt amendment that would have permitted employers to refuse to cover health-care costs contrary to their religious beliefs -- mainly birth-control and abortion-inducing drugs. The amendment went down on a 51-48 vote.
“Liberal Senator Bill Nelson is at it again,” Mack said. “Just a few weeks ago, he told the people of Florida that ‘church-affiliated organizations should be exempt’ from the massive overreach of Obamacare’s contraception mandate. But, as he’s done so many times before, after telling the people of Florida one thing, he’s now done the opposite and voted in lockstep with President Obama and other Washington liberals to block an amendment that would allow church organizations an exemption from this mandate that violates Americans' First Amendment rights. That's wrong. The people of Florida have had more than enough of Senator Nelson’s doublespeak. When I am sworn as our state’s next U.S. senator, Floridians will be able to rely on two consistent conservatives voting on their behalf in Washington.”