It's almost like Republicans have been gearing up to destroy Planned Parenthood well before the doctored videos showed up.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started a fast-track process Friday on legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding in the wake of two controversial videos showing officials discussing delivery of fetal parts.
The Republican leader began "Rule 14," which will let the legislation skip the committee process and be placed on the Senate calendar so it can be brought up for a floor vote.
The move comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed McConnell during a blistering floor speech earlier Friday, suggesting the Kentucky Republican wanted to dodge a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood.
It's not that is matter unless the bill can get 67 votes. But the pressure on what few Red State Democrats are left will be pretty strong. We'll see how it goes, but let's remember that this is a snow job from the beginning, and that Republicans have been in on this the whole time.