Tuesday the Senate finally passed the PACT Act. In short, the measure provides funding to help the veterans who were exposed to toxic conditions during their service in Iraq. Despite the huge publicity and public outrage 11 Senators still voted against it.
The 11, not surprisingly all Republicans, are: Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, Thom Tillis of North Carolina along with Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. I will admit Romney was somewhat of a surprise to me; the other 10 are among the usual suspects.
Shelby and Toomey are retiring which makes their votes all the more despicable. Crapo, Lankford, Lee and Paul are all on the ballot this fall. Voters in Idaho, Oklahoma, Utah and Kentucky should keep that in mind regardless of how loyal they are to the GOP. A vote for any of them says that you love the Republican Party much more than you love America or stand up for its veterans.
Living in North Carolina I heard Tillis’ excuse for voting against the veterans. Staying in my PG rating, I’ll just call it hogwash. But then what do you expect from a man who couldn’t remember where he graduated from and thinks a sign asking him to wash his hands after he uses a public restroom is an infringement on his freedom. Hey, don’t blame me I didn’t vote for him and you can rest assured that if he runs for another term I still won’t even if it means I have to leave that race blank.
Today’s is not a long article; I’m confident I made my point!
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