The Senate has voted to approve the stimulus bill and it is on it’s way to President Obama’s (doesn’t it feel great saying those words) desk.
But something about this really stinks.
The final vote was 60-38. It only became law because Sen. Sherrod Brown left his family in Ohio, realing from the death of his mother, to cast a vote, a vote that would not have been necessary if Republicans had not tried to filibuster this bill.
Let’s be clear on this. If they had abandoned the filibuster and allowed a formal vote, it would not have been necessary for Sen. Brown to leave his family at a time of grief to return to Washington. But the GOP attempted a filibuster that THEY KNEW WOULD FAIL and forced him to leave his family, greiving after his mother lost her battle with leukemia, to return to cast a vote.
What kind of “family values” are we witnessing here? Who does this to a colleague?