The Senate approved a budget deal that would raise the debt ceiling until after the presidential election (though I am sure that timeline is entirely coincidental…..).
Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz railed against the deal with speeches on the Senate floor, but to no avail. The vote count was 64-35, with 18 Republicans voting yes.
Was one of them your Senator?
Here are the 18 Senate Republicans who voted FOR the budget deal (Which passed 64-35): pic.twitter.com/qo50nchVFb
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) October 30, 2015
This is why elections matter. This is why a Republican-held congressional seat is not the same thing as a conservative Republican-held seat. When Republicans vote like Democrats, having a dual majority doesn’t really seem to matter.