PoliticsNation | February 11, 2013
>>> tomorrow, the senate is expected to reknew the violence against women 's act with new protections for women all across the country. but over in the house, gop leaders are refusing to say whether it's even getting a vote. the violence against women 's act was renewed by an overwhelming majority in 2000 . and then this year again in 2005 . it has zero ru publy cans. zero. none. the big sticking point is they they don't want to extend prer protection for native american women . you can't make it up, folks.
>> joining me now is senator kiersten gillibrand of new york.
>> the house republicans, why in the world would anybody vote against this kind of legislation? how could someone be opposed to the violence against women 's act?
>> well, i don't know, reverend. this has been a bill that's been bipartisan year after year. but for some reason, they're unwilling to protect women and protect their lives. every year, a thousand women are killed by their spouses or partners.
>> now, the right wing group, heritage action, is actually lobbying against it saying it hurts men, the act hurts men. and let me read you a quote, they say.
>> men effectively lose their tugszal rights. it is unprecedented, unnecessary and danger. i mean, what are they talking about?
>> it's s ee's simply not true. what they're talking about, specific whether i, is women who live on indian reservations .
>> now, the gop senator agreed, really.
>> now, are republicans really claiming that they're protecting women somehow, violates the constitutional rights of men?
>> i think native american women should be protected like every other group in our koun fri.
>> the whole defense of this and trying to distract the issue, i think in 2013 , is almost unthinkable. i think most americans would feel this is unfathomable.
>> it's uncon shen blt. i think we should come together.
>> now, when you look at the data, the effect that this had in the past has shown that this legislation has been effective and that's why we need to continue to have it enforced and have it reauthorize lt. that that's exactly right.
>> now, they had a retreat recently and at that you are retreat, house republicans had a workshop, listen to this, senator, on how to talk to women and minorities. i think they flunk the class. they may needs
>> when women overvoted, they put women 's rights at the top of the agenda, who believe in equal pay for equal work , who believe that women own businesses to get access to capital.
>> here's what they'd be voting against if they vote it against in the house.
>> for college campus , sexual assault and new housing protection for victims. i think that it's something that we need to all call our house representative. thank you, jat tor.
>> ahead, president obama 's big power play against republicans. he won, they lost. and they're about to hear all about it.