Senate Defeats Republican Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination
My first response, “HAHAHAHA”. My second response, “Fuck you, Lindsey Graham”. But, I digress……
The Senate FINALLY voted Tuesday to close debate on Chuck Hagel, the embattled nominee for secretary of defense, by a vote of 71 to 27.
Senate Republicans made history earlier this month by successfully filibustering a president’s Defense Secretary nominee for the first time in U.S. history.
But a number of Republicans who voted to uphold the filibuster — including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lamar Alexander (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) — joined Democrats in breaking the filibuster on Tuesday. Overall, 18 Republicans voted for cloture, which ultimately passed by a vote of 71-27.
That noise you hear are tiny heads exploding on #tgdn.
But, to quote Laura Clawson at DKos: “And Chuck Hagel, a Republican, is back on track to be confirmed as defense secretary. Yay?”
My response, Touché.