The good news is that the House has finally passed the Violence Against Women Act. The reauthorization of the 20-year-old law is now headed to the president’s desk after previous defeats by House Republicans.
The truly bad news is that 138 Republicans voted no and 164 voted to eviscerate it with a senseless amendment.
Make no mistake, these are big numbers. The fringe of the Republican Party in the House is no longer the “fringe.” They are the majority.