December 22, 2009

Constitutional? What's That?

Give the 111th Congress props for one very difficult feat: they are making GOP Senators look really, really good.

DeMint and Ensign have forced a new vote:

The Senate on Wednesday will have to take an unplanned vote on whether the Democratic health care proposal is constitutional.

Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and John Ensign, R-Nev., on Tuesday raised a point of order against the legislation on behalf of a caucus of conservative senators.

Ensign said the bill violates individual freedom of choice by requiring people to purchase health insurance or be subjected to fines and penalties


Well done guys and gals! Strictly procedural, but a good --nay, great -- marker to lay down.

Health Care Posted by John Kranz at December 22, 2009 2:18 PM
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