GOP congressman wants to withhold federal funding to test rape kits from sanctuary cities
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 32 mentions • 2 months ago
thinkprogress.org 2 months 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 ...