If there is a vacuum of leadership anywhere, it has to the anti-disabled people caucus.
Up steps Rick Santorum! Praise the Lord and defeat the legislation.
President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.
Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), declared his wish that the Senate reject the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities — a human rights treaty negotiated during George W. Bush’s administration and ratified by 126 nations, including China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, Syria and Saudi Arabia.
Santorum is convinced this human rights treaty will destroy the sovereignty of the United States.
Bringing his child Bella into the hearing (and who doesn’t think using your disabled child as a prop is a very cool thing to do?), Santorum ranted against the treaty because it would “open up a Pandora’s box for the most vulnerable among us: children with disabilities.” He, of course, lost his tongue when it came time to explain how that would happen.
You gotta admire a man who has dedicated his life to being contentious and paranoid, and then spreading it across the land.
Thanks to Elizabeth for the heads up.