Senate Republicans Do That Thing Where They Vote for a Bill They Tried to Block Two Days Ago


In this case, that is the jobs bill, the one that defeated a filibuster by a 62–30 vote on Monday. When the actual bill was voted on this morning, it passed 70–28. Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Mississippi’s Thad Cochran, Oklahoma’s Jim Inhofe, Florida’s George LeMieux, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Mississippi’s Roger Wicker voted for the bill after trying, two days ago, to prevent it from being voted on at all.