All 47 GOP senators voted today to completely repeal Obamacare. That was all the votes the measure received, though. The final vote was 47-51 with two not voting. Guess who one of them was.
No, not Jim Webb. He voted with the pack in support of Obamacare and sealed his political fate.
It was Virginia’s junior senator, Mark Warner, who skipped out on this vote. (Apparently there isn’t any legitimate reason for him not voting as he was in D.C. on Wednesday.)
Way to go, Virginia. We’ve got one senator who votes against the will of the citizens he represents and another senator who hears what the voters want, but skips out on the vote so as not to offend them by voting against repeal or his party leadership and the nutroots by voting for it.
We’ve got a couple real profiles in courage with these two representing us.