Skip to comments.Scott Brown to be sworn in to Senate a week early
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.
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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.
Is that a rhetorical question?
Eat it, Post.
With butter and jam!! This reporter is Mr. Bias, anyway.
Mary Jo is smiling.
Brown threw down the gauntlet! Dared them to try to delay!
This is almost as good as Sarah making Rahmbo grovel and apologize.
I like to think she’s resting in Abraham’s bosom, resting in peace.
Too bad he has to be sworn in by a F**king Retard” like Biden huh? Thank you Rahn Emanuel.
"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
Rahn = Rahm...
Its a week late.
How many illegal votes did the non-Senator cast?
Yes, he’s being sworn-in FIFTEEN days LATE.
We're making progress, they are starting to listen!
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!
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.
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.
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 !
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.
The first legislation that Scott Brown should submit would be a bill naming August 25 a day of remembrance for Mary Jo Kopchne!
No problem. Just raise the minimum wage to $6258 per hour.
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.
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.
They probably possess Dick Cheney's “Halliburton Weather Machine”. :)
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.
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!!!