Now for today's entertainment. Sen. David Vitter, the anti-gay Louisiana Republican implicated as a long--term client of prostitutes in the DC Madam scandal, returns to the news. With "his reelection campaign looming" the Washington Post reports the adulterous right-winger "seeks to shore up his bona fides with conservative voters" and introduces legislation to eliminate funding for family planning services.
The Louisiana senator has introduced an amendment to the omnibus spending bill before the Senate to drastically cut funding for family planning programs. Vitter’s amendment states that "none of the funds appropriated under this Act shall be made available to Planned Parenthood for any purpose under title X of the Public Health Service Act."
Last summer the anti-gay Vitter—also named as a client of a New Orleans brothel—co-sponsored the Marriage Protection Amendment, that sought to amend the Constitution and re-define marriage as "only of the union of a man and a woman." Vitter's co-sponsor was former Sen. Larry Craig, the anti-gay but de-closeted, serial men's restroom cruiser. That was an amusing collaboration.
WaPo notes Vitter is aggressively playing defense against a potentially "serious primary challenger", the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins.
H/T: Think Progress
Some Background ...
A Tale of Two Cities [Advocate]
Anti-Gay Vitter on DC Madam's Client List [R20]
Vitter Subpoenaed Regarding Prostitutes [R20]
Report: Anti-Gay Senator Patronized Brothel [R20]
Adulterers Craig and Vitter Co-Sponsor Marriage Amendment [R20]