Skip to comments.Senate defeats bill to condition foreign aid to cooperation in investigating embassy attacks
Posted on 09/22/2012 3:10:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
The Senate has defeated a bill that would have conditioned foreign aid on a countrys cooperation in investigating attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities.
The bill also would have denied aid to Pakistan unless that country releases Dr. Shakil Afridi. Pakistan arrested the doctor, who allegedly helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden by running a fake vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA. The objective was to verify bin Ladens presence at the compound where the al-Qaida leader was later killed.
Afridi was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison. The United States has sought his release.
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Pakistan jails the doctor that helped our SEALs get Bin Laden but the Democrats in the Senate still want to give Pakistan billions of taxpayer's money to hate us.
Unfortunately, 80 Senators voted against it so the Rats are not the only ones to blame.
Both warner and webb from va. voted against.
Remember in November. This makes me sick.
Here is the Thomas Register listing on the bill.
I have not been able to find where there was a roll call vote on it.
Was it defeated in committee? That is different than a roll call on the legislation.
They will merely move to the Dims' side where they are more comfortable. They remind me of those who think they were born with the wrong genitalia, but are not willing to have the offensive danglers cut off.
Oh gosh, don’t pass it, it’ll cause bad feelings against the United States, and undermine the ability of those “good” governments to stand up to extremists. /s
OK I found another bill, this one sponsored by Rand Paul:
Could not find vote details on www.senate.gov but it is here:
It was defeated as described.
It is not unusual for the house & senate to bury the voting details if it is a controversial bill.
|No Vote||D||Boxer, Barbara||CA|
|Nay||D||Menéndez, Robert “Bob”||NJ|
|Nay||D||Stabenow, Debbie Ann||MI|
|No Vote||D||Murray, Patty||WA|
|Nay||D||Reed, John “Jack”||RI|
|Nay||D||Harkin, Thomas “Tom”||IA|
|Nay||D||Rockefeller, John “Jay”||WV|
|Nay||D||Kohl, Herbert “Herb”||WI|
|Nay||I||Sanders, Bernard “Bernie”||VT|
|No Vote||R||Kirk, Mark||IL|
|Nay||R||Portman, Robert “Rob”||OH|
|No Vote||R||Heller, Dean||NV|
|Yea||R||Grassley, Charles “Chuck”||IA|
|Yea||R||Toomey, Patrick “Pat”||PA|
|No Vote||R||Rubio, Marco||FL|
|No Vote||R||Boozman, John||AR|
|Nay||R||Isakson, John “Johnny”||GA|
|No Vote||R||Burr, Richard||NC|
|Nay||R||Sessions, Jefferson “Jeff”||AL|
|No Vote||R||Vitter, David||LA|
|No Vote||R||Inhofe, James “Jim”||OK|
I have a feeling that Rand Paul sponsoring the bill had an effect on some of the GOP vote. And there were quite a few Not Voting.
Afridi was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Obama is beyond contempt.
...they boast again and again, at their own convention,
about how Osama is dead...
then, they refuse to help the brave doctor,
who made it possible?