Editor’s Note – We can thank Senator Jim Demint for this victory! His request to have the 1,924 page omnibus bill read on the floor would have taken up too much time and Harry Reid has campaign promises to meet.
Specifically, getting the DREAM Act to the floor of the Senate for a vote. He simply must do this or go home home to some pretty angry far left zealots and union members that worked hard to get him re-elected.
BREAKING: Reid Caves On Omnibus
Speaking now on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) says he is “sorry and disappointed” to announce that he does not have the votes for the omnibus spending package. Instead, he will work with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to draft a temporary continuing resolution to fund the government into early next year.
Reid says nine Republican senators approached him today to tell him that while they would like to see the bill passed, they could not vote for it. He did not reveal the names of the nine. A top Senate source tells National Review Online that “it looks like Harry Reid buckled under the threat of Republicans reading [the bill] aloud.”
Reid says he intends to file cloture tonight on the DREAM Act and repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, with an aim toward holding up-or-down votes on Saturday.
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