Al Franken thought it would be a good idea to revoke funding from companies that prevent victims of sexual assault from pressing criminal charges, like KBR, who allegedly tried to stop an employee who was gang-raped in Iraq from pressing charges against her attackers.
The article on E-News Park Forest focused on the fact that 30 out of 40 Republicans voted against this. Who really knows why these Senators voted against this amendment. I’m going to assume that there was something else in this bill that these Republicans, who are good people with wives and sisters and daughters, were really voting against.
Either way, it’s not OK by me that companies don’t stand up for their employees when something like this happens on their watch. I wonder what the company’s rationale for this decision might be.