Skip to comments.GOP struggles to find 'yes' debt votes (Cornyn doesn't have enough GOP cloture votes for Reid)
Posted on 02/12/2014 10:49:28 AM PST by jimbo123
Republicans in the Senate are struggling to come up with the five votes they'd need to ensure passage on Wednesday of a House bill raising the debt ceiling.
The measure is likely to win support from the upper chamber's 53 Democrats and the two Independents that caucus with Democrats.
But only one Republican, Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.), has so far said he would back the bill.
The measure needs 60 votes because Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is filibustering the bill over the lack of spending reforms attached to it.
Kirk told The Hill the vote would be close.
I think its narrow," he said.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to vote yes but told The Hill she was not prepared to announce her position on Wednesday morning.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Cloture vote delayed.
I think it is absolutely telling that Cornyn is whipping votes for the Dems.
I am sure they can 5 or more RINOs in the US Senate! Heck most of them are RINOs they way I see it
I’m sure the usual suspects will cave..Cornhole whipping for RATs, pathetic
The battle lines are not drawn between “Democrat” and “Republican”. Rather they are drawn between “Conservative” and “Liberal” or “Small Government” and “Big Government”
When viewed through either of the other lenses, head scratching loyalties and political moves become clear.
“Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to vote yes but told The Hill she was not prepared to announce her position on Wednesday morning.”
She;’s waiting for the “opportune moment” to drop her panties! Maybe she and Ayotte will perform a “duo,” and both drop them for the cameras in the Rotunda!
Ted may well win this battle, but there’s a war to be won.
Might consider holding fire and depriving the opposition of ammo in order to inflict maximum damage come November. This battle won’t do that.
Where in the article does it say Cornyn is whipping for the Dems?
Cruz yet again trying to bring sanity to the insane asylum... where Senators think money grows on trees.
McConnell’s primary challengr may be paying off and he feels he should ask for something, however small, from Harry in return.
Cutting edge Kabuki...
Criminals. History will not be kind to these irresponsible fools.
I don’t think Graham or Alexander will vote for cloture. They’d be surrendering their seats during the primary.
All the liberal stuff the politicians do is poison with the public. They go around mouthing off about how compassionate they are, how it all makes sense - and then they run like little boys who peed their pants when the electorate catches up with them.
How’s that amnesty working out for them? NEVER trust politicians.
Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who are thieving liars become politicians.
the victors write the history
That's one thing we can take to the bank.
Don’t forget Murkowski.
They wanted a bunch to give cover to democrats Landrieu, Pryor, Begich, etc.
Let’s force Cornyn into a runoff on March 4th!! Early voting begins next week 2/18!