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1:08pm December 8, 2012

Stupidest Move in Senate History? GOP Leader McConnell Blocks His Own Bill

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Senate Leader McConnell blocks his own idea on debt ceiling. Just when you thought Congress couldn’t get any more useless and gridlocked, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opposes his own legislation on the Senate floor.  In a commentary by Lawrence O’Donnell last night, the move was defined as the most “idiotic thing” ever. That sentiment may not be too far off. Senate historians are checking to verify if such a thing has ever happened before, that is, a member proposing a bill then immediately blocking it.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog that covers African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR in Washington, D.C., WURD in Philadelphia, and WVON in Chicago. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment at USAToday.com and ABC News. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325.




 
 

 
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3 Comments


  1. [...] Howard Baker and Bob Dole where are you?  Former Senate Majority Leader Dole made a visit to the Senate floor this week.  He should have stayed.  On Thursday, GOP “Leader” Mitch McConnell did what is being called one of the silliest things seen on the Senate floor in a long time.  He blocked his own legislation and filibustered himself.  Can it get any stupider than this?  No one will ever confuse this moment with the work of Lyndon Johnson or Mike Mansfield. [...]


  2. [...] Howard Baker and Bob Dole where are you?  Former Senate Majority Leader Dole made a visit to the Senate floor this week.  He should have stayed.  On Thursday, GOP “Leader” Mitch McConnell did what is being called one of the silliest things seen on the Senate floor in a long time.  He blocked his own legislation and filibustered himself.  Can it get any stupider than this?  No one will ever confuse this moment with the work of Lyndon Johnson or Mike Mansfield. [...]


  3. When will people take notice of the GOP’s antics?



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