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Scott Brown to be sworn in to Senate a week early
Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2010 | Perry Bacon

Posted on 02/03/2010 8:18:04 PM PST by La Lydia

Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) will be sworn into office Thursday, a week earlier than expected, after he asked officials in his home state of Massachusetts on Wednesday to certify his election "without delay." Brown's addition to the Senate will mark the end of the 60-vote majority Democrats have held for much of the past year and give Republicans enough votes to block legislation as they choose.

Brown won a special election Jan. 19 for the seat of the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. He had been slated to join the Senate on Feb. 11, but in a letter to Massachusetts's governor and secretary of state, he asked that his election be certified as soon as possible so he could participate in votes scheduled before then. Brown did not say which votes he wanted to take part in.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick (D) is expected to sign an election certificate for Brown on Thursday morning, and the senator-elect would fly from Boston later in the day to be sworn in. Senate Democrats say the swearing-in by Vice President Biden probably will happen at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Congressional Republicans said privately that seating Brown earlier could help them block Democratic nominees opposed by the GOP...Brown's swearing-in comes as Obama is increasingly pushing congressional Republicans to reach compromises with him on key legislation....With Democrats now holding 59 votes, key legislation and nominations will require the agreement of at least one Republican.

Brown has said that he will not vote in lockstep with the GOP, calling himself a "Scott Brown Republican." But he has ruled out backing the health-care bill the Senate passed in December.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 111th; ma2010; mediabias; republicans; scottbrown
When T. Kennedy was elected to the Senate in a special election, he was sworn in the next day. So why is Brown being sworn in "early"?
1 posted on 02/03/2010 8:18:05 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

he is not. he said he would be in DC by the end of the week of the election, actually the swearing in is LATE! and the dems are nervous.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 8:19:38 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: La Lydia

Is that a rhetorical question?


3 posted on 02/03/2010 8:20:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: La Lydia
"Brown's addition to the Senate will mark the end of the 60-vote majority Democrats have held for much of the past year and give Republicans enough votes to block legislation as they choose. "

Eat it, Post.

4 posted on 02/03/2010 8:20:22 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Senator Goldwater

With butter and jam!! This reporter is Mr. Bias, anyway.


5 posted on 02/03/2010 8:21:41 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Mary Jo is smiling.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 8:21:52 PM PST by bigbob
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To: La Lydia
Earlier than expected.

Brown threw down the gauntlet! Dared them to try to delay!

This is almost as good as Sarah making Rahmbo grovel and apologize.

7 posted on 02/03/2010 8:23:11 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: bigbob

I like to think she’s resting in Abraham’s bosom, resting in peace.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 8:24:09 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (happily replying to threads without reading the articles since 2002)
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To: La Lydia
Brown should ask Biden how he liked that new James Cameron Movie. What was that movie called again?

Too bad he has to be sworn in by a F**king Retard” like Biden huh? Thank you Rahn Emanuel.

9 posted on 02/03/2010 8:25:39 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (There is nothing Democratic about the Democrat Party...)
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To: Mamzelle
Obamacare is dead. Along I hope, with Obama's deficit-busting budget!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

10 posted on 02/03/2010 8:25:59 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Rahn = Rahm...


11 posted on 02/03/2010 8:28:34 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (There is nothing Democratic about the Democrat Party...)
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To: La Lydia

Its a week late.

How many illegal votes did the non-Senator cast?


12 posted on 02/03/2010 8:31:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: La Lydia; GOPsterinMA; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

Yes, he’s being sworn-in FIFTEEN days LATE.


13 posted on 02/03/2010 8:36:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: television is just wrong
I think the dems heard an ominous rumbling sound from the hinterlands and figured that they best not stall any longer.

We're making progress, they are starting to listen!

14 posted on 02/03/2010 8:38:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No by my calculations, 21 days late. If Teddy was the next day after elections Feb. 11 is 21 days late.

All votes in between should be canceled and DO OVER!


15 posted on 02/03/2010 8:39:57 PM PST by The Bat Lady (the Global Warming HOAX has been revealed 11/19/09, it is over. You lied, you lost!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; La Lydia; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Mears

Maybe the Rats were hoping Obama would deploy SB’s National Guard unit to Iraq/Afghansistan/Other Killing Field.

I would not rule this out.

Yes, I am serious.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 8:40:26 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Happy Anniversary Barack! Love, Massachusetts)
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To: The Bat Lady

He’s being sworn in tomorrow, that’s 15 days (from after the morning after the election) longer than it took to swear in Teddy.


17 posted on 02/03/2010 8:44:26 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Just saw Scott on the news.

He has to get rid of the barn jacket-——it looks like he’s been sleeping in it.

I’ll be watching tomorrow————a great,great day.

Good night !


18 posted on 02/03/2010 8:49:10 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

10-4!

Good night!


19 posted on 02/03/2010 8:57:35 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Happy Anniversary Barack! Love, Massachusetts)
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To: La Lydia
Scott Brown finally gets his seat. The RATS however cheated and did something terrible in the meanwhile.

JokerKirk

This is Paul Kirk. If you are an American he ripped you off for over $6000. Paul Kirk is the temporary Senator for Massachusetts. He is the senator , illegally, because the law was changed, ex-post facto , to let the Governor rather than the people of Massachusetts select him. Even After Scott Brown won Paul Kirk continued to vote in the Senate, doubly illegal now because Kirk should have lost his vote after that election. Paul Kirk voted along with 59 other RATS on January 28 to rise the debt limit 1.9 Trillion dollars. A vote that would have failed without him. If dollars bills were laid end to end starting from the sun this would go past the orbit of Mars. That is $6258 for every man woman and child in America. Perhaps the largest theft in the history of man and it has attracted no more attention then a local car wreck.

Speaking of wrecks, this may be the final blow that plunges America into bankruptcy. Needless to say this will cripple America's ability to defend itself and allow all kinds of evil now laying in wait to wreck havoc upon the world. Congradulations Paul, the new decade is only 28 days and you have perhaps succeeded in becoming one of its most evil men.

zeroburnsmoney

20 posted on 02/03/2010 10:31:37 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: bigbob
"Mary Jo is smiling."

The first legislation that Scott Brown should submit would be a bill naming August 25 a day of remembrance for Mary Jo Kopchne!

21 posted on 02/03/2010 11:03:09 PM PST by matthew fuller (Year II- Barak Sheikh Obama versus The United States of America.)
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To: Nateman
That is $6258 for every man woman and child in America.

No problem. Just raise the minimum wage to $6258 per hour.

22 posted on 02/04/2010 12:19:30 AM PST by Fetid Facts
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To: GOPsterinMA

I think you have your tinfoil hat on too tight. : )

If Obama was going to send Scott Brown’s National Guard unit to a war zone, why would the Democrats make it look even worse by stalling on seating Brown prior to the announcement? They would seat him quickly, and then Obama would send his unit to Afghanistan. Brown’s decision whether to go with his unit (and leave the Senate temporarily) or claim some sort of privilege to stay behind (and be labeled a hypocrite) would be just as difficult whether or not he already had already been seated. And if Brown chose to go with his unit to Afghanistan, Deval Patrick would not be able to designate a replacement for Brown in the Senate whether it ocurred before or after he was seated.


23 posted on 02/04/2010 5:50:13 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: La Lydia

The Democrats are liars so I think there is something with this one. Maybe they want Scott in there a week ealier so they can jam this healthcare legislation down the people’s throats a week earlier.

I don’t trust the Rats for anything.


24 posted on 02/04/2010 5:56:24 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Maybe, but after living through Clinton and currently putting up with this clown, I put nothing past them.

They probably possess Dick Cheney's “Halliburton Weather Machine”. :)

25 posted on 02/04/2010 7:24:53 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Happy Anniversary Barack! Love, Massachusetts)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I was half asleep last night when I read this post so it never really clicked.

I never even thought of the deployment of Brown’s unit.

Now THAT would make for some interesting “discussions’,wouldn’t it?

I would put nothing past this administration. Nothing.

I’m looking forward to the swearing in this PM.


26 posted on 02/04/2010 11:02:45 AM PST by Mears
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To: Mears; nutmeg; Frantzie

I’m with you - I put NOTHING past the Rats!

Hopefully Scott doesn’t get deployed to Iraq before 5 pm.

Camelot is dead. THANK YOU GOD, THANK YOU!!!


27 posted on 02/04/2010 12:17:47 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Happy Anniversary Barack! Love, Massachusetts)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

thanks


28 posted on 02/05/2010 8:11:25 PM PST by television is just wrong
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