Disingenuous: Lacking in candor, giving the false impression of simple frankness.
“I favor the Violence Against Women Act and have supported it at various points over the years, but there are matters put on that bill that almost seem to invite opposition,” said Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, who opposed the latest version last month in the Judiciary Committee. “You think that’s possible? You think they might have put things in there we couldn’t support that maybe then they could accuse you of not being supportive of fighting violence against women?”
This is Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, giving us the very definition of Disingenuousness.
Just what is in the bill that forces Republicans’ who would normally rally to any bill that protects women from violence, step away from it? Is it expanding the law to reach Indian tribes in rural areas and protect women from violence involving men outside the tribal area? Is it increasing the availability of free legal assistance of victims of domestic violence to extend the definition of violence to include stalking? Is it allowing more battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas? That must be it, the immigration angle! Or maybe including same sex couples in programs for domestic violence is what forces Republicans to vote against the extension of the act to suspect that they are being trapped into taking a position against women.