Remember back in the day, long, long ago when no one voted against anything 9/11 related lest they be called a traitor to their country? Ah, simpler times.
Proof positive that the Republican Party will vote against anything perceived as a Democratic or Obama Administration legislative accomplishment. Voting against taking care of those who risked their lives during 9/11 and are suffering illness in the aftermath.A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday...The bill would have provided free health care and compensation payments to 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who fell ill after working in the trade center ruins.It failed to win the needed two-thirds majority, 255-159. The vote was largely along party lines, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats supporting the measure.
Well Anthony Weiner is sick and tired of it and gave the Republicans a well-deserved tongue lashing.
Why does the Republican Party hate America's heroes?
UPDATE (9:07pm): To put Weiner's outburst into perspective, here he is on Hardball putting his remarks into context.
And leave it to Chuck Todd to ask if he's sorry for the "anger" and trying to suggest that it was the Democrats who are using "procedural tricks" in not allowing Republicans to add amendments to this bill. If there was ever a bill that should be a stand alone bill with a straight up or down vote, wouldn't this be it, Chuck, you fucking tool?