McConnell: No regrets over relying on Planned Parenthood videos

McConnell: No regrets over relying on Planned Parenthood videos
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump backers eye GOP primary challenges for Flake, Heller Senate spending plan boosts House moderates Cruz: Tax reform chances ‘drop significantly’ if healthcare fails MORE (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he has no regrets about relying on undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood to criticize the organization now that the video-makers have been indicted.

Asked at a press conference whether he had “any regrets” about relying on the videos to level charges against Planned Parenthood, McConnell replied, “No.”

Democrats have jumped on the indictments handed down in Texas on Monday. David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt face charges of tampering with a government record for allegedly using a fake driver's license to access a Planned Parenthood center. The grand jury found no wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood.

Republicans, however, have largely vowed to push on in their efforts against Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnNet neutrality activists to target lawmakers Over-the-counter hearing aids: A long overdue alternative for millions of Americans Overnight Tech: Web shows support for net neutrality on 'Day of action' | Dems call for more FCC oversight | Verizon suffers massive data breach MORE (R-Tenn.), chairwoman of the House committee set up to investigate Planned Parenthood, vowed to continue her work.

“The lack of respect for infant lives on display in the videos is just as abhorrent today as it was yesterday,” she said in a statement to The New York Times. “We will continue to gather information and get the facts about medical practices of abortion service providers and the business practices of the procurement organizations who sell baby body parts.”

The House committee will not be releasing the results of its investigation until December. 

Efforts to strip Planned Parenthood's federal funding have additionally been unsuccessful, with the spending bill passed last month continuing funding for the group.