Republican Scott Brown joined four other Republicans, 55 Democrats and two independents to overcome a procedural hurdle that sets up a final vote later this week.
“I hope my vote today is a strong step toward restoring bipartisanship in Washington,” he said in a statement.
In the back of my mind, I wondered if Brown might be just another McShame in a more appealing package. Confirmed. Is there a money-back guarantee?
He was, however, joined by four other gutless Republicans (names we know well) – BOND, COLLINS, VOINOVICH, SNOWE.
Brown said he got the message. The message we get from Brown is that it only takes a scant few weeks for principle to be replaced by power and greenbacks. It’s even money on whether he will keep his promise to vote against Obamacare and Cap-and-Trade.
The biggest shocker here is that Alexander actually voted against the bill.