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 McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit 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 BlackburnSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in This week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown House votes next week on abortion bill 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.