Friday, August 3, 2007

Party discipline

Things went a little crazy in the House of Representatives last night when Republicans walked out in protest, charging that the majority Democrats manipulated a vote to change its result.

At issue was a Republican motion to ensure that no funds in an agriculture spending bill would go to illegal immigrants. As time ran out, the Republicans were losing – barely – when “GOP leaders persuaded three Latino Republicans who had voted with the Democrats to change their votes,” the Washington Post reported, resulting in an apparent GOP victory that the Democrats did not recognize, then reversed with some arm-twisting of their own.

Those three, The Hill newspaper reports, were Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

1 comment:

Mambi_Watch said...

Oh, those three!
(Waves fist in air)