Thursday, July 13, 2006

One of 33

It must be lonely being Steve King when even the rubber-stamp Republicans won't join your parade. After embarrassing himself on the House floor today and getting some great attention with his "electrocute the illegals" plan for border protection, he lost his valiant attempt to repeal sections of the Voting Rights Act.

In this election year stunt to rally the far-right base of their party, he only found 32 others (all Republicans) that wanted to go along in his crazy bid to strip protections for millions of voters.

Before the 390 to 33 vote to extend the measure for a quarter-century, the House defeated four amendments that would have diluted two expiring provisions and possibly derailed final passage before the November congressional elections.

Washington Post


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