Senate Republicans blocked fair pay for women today. John McCain thinks Republicans were right to block the fair pay law because he thinks if the company can secretly pay women less for more than 180 days, they should get away with it consequence-free.
This is another good reason to vote Susan Collins (R-Maine) out of the Senate. She says she supports fair pay legislation, but when she asked her fellow Republicans to vote with her, they just ignored her. Collins is useless in terms of pulling the Republican Party away from the extreme right. Republican Moderates like her chose hardliners such as Mitch McConnell to lead their party, essentially selling out equal rights with their very first votes in the Senate session to support a reactionary agenda.
Other useless “moderate Republicans” include Snowe of Maine, Smith of Oregon, Coleman of Minnesota and Sununu of New Hampshire.