Rubio readily admits that "Microcephaly is a terrible prenatal condition and it's a lifetime of difficulties. But I'm pro-life."
A government shutdown may work well for Republicans going into a general election - two years ago their 16-day shutdown paid huge dividends
Now, the Republicans' first order of business with Mitch McConnell sharing Senate Majority Leader duties with Ted Cruz is precisely what they did when they won the House majority in 2010; attack women's right to choose when they give birth.
For a senatorial candidate from Iowa, the way to show support for a religious principle is voting for a constitutional amendment that effectively eliminates a woman's constitutional rights, and then claim the amendment really would not do anything at all.
The latest Republican to introduce legislation attacking women's right to choose is Senator Lindsey Graham who attempted to bypass a committee and asked for unanimous consent to bring the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" up for a vote.
Marlise Muñoz collapsed and died at home a week after Thanksgiving, but an absurd religious law forced the hospital to use Muñoz's dead body as an incubator.