Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Republicans forced a floor vote today in regards to the Slaughter Rule.
Some points of interest:
Jason Altmire, PA-D, who will not committ to anything at this point voted no to disallow the use of the Slaughter Rule. I think this speaks volumes of where he really stands. He just doesn't have the courage to say so. Grow a spine Altmire.
The upmost in hypocrisy I think comes from Stephen Lynch of MA and Luis Gutierrez of Il, who are publicly saying they are against the bill. This will allow them the wiggle room of saying they were against the senate bill and all of it's bribery, yet still vote for it. They have clearly drunk the kool-aid that the American public is stupid enough to buy that.
Democrat Yes votes:
Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello, who voted for the House bill, voted against party leaders.
Perriello was joined by fellow "yes" votes Michael Arcuri of New York, Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania and Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, who voted for the first House bill also, voted against his leadership, along with Pennsylvania Rep. Chris Carney and Illinois Reps. Jerry Costello and Daniel Lipinski. Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper and Maine Rep. Mike Michaud also joined the Democrats voting with Republicans.
Information from Politico
UPDATE: FULL LIST OF DEMS VOTING AGAINST SLAUGHTER RULE