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GOP congressman wants to withhold federal funding to test rape kits from sanctuary cities

Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 1 week ago

thinkprogress.org 1 week ago

 
Georgia is facing a backlog of more than 10,000 untested rape kits, but one Republican congressman from the state wants to withhold federal dollars to test these kits from so-called “sanctuary cities,” according to a video obtained by Jezebel. During a town hall with constituents on August 8, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) gave a stunning and tone-deaf response to constituents who asked about funding for the state’s rape kit backlog. WOMAN 1: “What can you do as a congressman to help Georgia process these rape kits?” CARTER: “There are grants available, and we’ll do everything we can to help. Unless ...
 
 
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11 Aug
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GOP congressman: Rape kits will be tested except in 'sanctuary cities' https://t.co/1XYPdMPR8A
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