Skip to comments.Reid Spokesman Explains Secrecy in Debt Limit Vote (Cornyn, McConnell asked for secrecy)
Posted on 02/14/2014 7:21:37 AM PST by jimbo123
Senate Republicans requested that the Senate clerk not call out how Republicans were voting on Wednesdays key debt limit vote to make it easier for GOP leaders to convince their colleagues to change their votes, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.
After the vote began, it was quickly clear that Republican leaders were struggling to deliver enough votes to clear the 60-vote hurdle upon which they had insisted instead of a simple majority, and a potentially catastrophic default suddenly seemed possible, Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson told CQ Roll Call in a statement. At Senate Republicans request, the clerk did not call the names during the vote to make it easier for Republican leaders to convince their members to switch their votes.
A vote tally sheet obtained by CQ Roll Call suggests six Senate Republicans switched their votes on the cloture motion. Earlier Thursday, Capitol Hill reporters protested the decision to keep the votes secret during the nearly hourlong tally.
Senator Reid also wants to express his appreciation for the Republican senators who stepped forward to join Democrats in protecting the full faith and credit of the United States.
A pox on all their houses.
Only exception is when he using transparency to harm his RINO colleagues
The RINO’s talk about transparency all the time. Yet this vote was held
in the shadows. McConnell is a goner.
Wonder how the Btards will feel when We the People vote them out.
>> McConnell is a goner.
These bastards aren’t even attempting to hide where their loyalties REALLY lie anymore.
RINO’s in RAT clothing!
“The Senator agreed to omitting the role call in order to help the GOP muster the support necessary to eradicate the Spending Cap. As such, Senator Reid would like to thank Senators McCain, McConnell, Cornryn. . . .”
After voting for cloture, Cornyn actually released a press release stating he had voted against raising the debt limit.
A rich gold mine vain for political ads...
We all hiding from the Tea Party , LOL
Cornyn votes against raising the debt ceiling
>> After voting for cloture, Cornyn actually released a press release stating he had voted against raising the debt limit.
He really DOES think we’re stupid.
Eunuchs, all of them.