Forty-two Democratic Party Senators on Thursday voted to block a cloture vote on the Corker-Cardin-mandated resolution concerning President Barack Obama’s nuclear weapons agreement with Iran. A successful cloture vote would have allowed a floor vote on a resolution disapproving the agreement, forcing Obama to veto the resolution, and that would have set up a veto override fight.
These 42 Democrats were too timid to have to actually vote on the resolution, and they were too timid to have to actually vote on the resolution a second time in that veto override fight. These 42 Democrats were timid enough, too, to protect their timid President from having actually to veto something.
These 42 Democrats, too, had voted unanimously to have exactly this floor vote—demanded this floor vote, not a cloture vote—when they voted, every single one of them, to pass Corker-Cardin.
We can’t afford such timidity or duplicity any longer. Remember this palpable fear with its duty-shirking and the dishonesty inherent in them in 14 months. Remember those 42 Democrats.
Every single one of them.