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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, speaker, strategist, comms expert and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She's been a former staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers.




 
 

 
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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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