Ever since Paul Ryan confirmed that the GOP would move to “defund” Planned Parenthood as part the reconciliation bill they plan to introduce soon to repeal the Affordable Care Act, people have been up in arms.
In response, Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters lined the halls of the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. to hand-deliver over 87,000 #StandWithPP petitions to Ryan’s office.
Ryan reportedly sent six security guards to block the delivery of the petitions by the pink-T-shirt-clad Planned Parenthood volunteers, who waited in the halls to make their delivery of the petitions, which ask Ryan to protect funding for Planned Parenthood through Medicaid and Title X.
The security guards ultimately blocked the volunteers from being able to deliver their petitions.
Twitter had a field day with this, considering Ryan was scared of a bunch of women in pink t-shirts:
— American Putz (@American_Putz) January 6, 2017
#PaulRyanSoScared that 5 security guards weren't enough to protect him from pacifists carrying boxes of petitions. (He needed six.)
— katherine speller (@Kathriller) January 6, 2017
Declaration of Independence 1776: One who fails to answer citizen petitions is "unfit to be the ruler of a free people" #PaulRyanSoScared
— Deborah Harkness (@DebHarkness) January 7, 2017
— Madison Gray (@madisonagray) January 7, 2017