START Achieves Cloture; 28 Republicans Vote “Nay” on National Security


    With a 67-28 Senate cloture vote this afternoon, it now looks like the new START Treaty will easily be ratified, most likely tomorrow. That’s great news, which we should all celebrate. Except for the following 28 members of the politics-over-national-security Republican caucus:

    Barrasso (WY), Bunning (KY), Burr (NC), Chambliss (GA), Coburn (OK), Cornyn (TX), Crapo (ID), DeMint (SC), Ensign (NV), Enzi (WY), Graham (SC), Grassley (IA), Hatch (UT), Hutchison (TX), Inhofe (OK), Johanns (NE), Kirk (IL), Kyl (AZ), LeMieux (FL), McCain (AZ), McConnell (KY), Risch (ID), Roberts (KS), Sessions (AL), Shelby (AL), Thune (SD), Vitter (LA), Wicker (MS)

    They should all be very proud of themselves. True American patriots. Not.

    • blue bronc

      Very interesting that Kyl and his threatened hold on START disappeared about the same time DADT bill was coming up. In fact the appearance of judicial confirmations has became a daily read too.  Next will be the disappearance Sen Coburn hold on 9/11 – an untenable position of opposing health care for those who need it.  A typical R position, but in this case the heroes are going to not be quiet. Maybe they are catching on that the positions of anti and no are not playing well with the public anymore.