Senator McConnell gets a Gold Star for his work in the Senate yesterday
July 20, 2007 08:21 AM
At 8:47 p.m., [Colorado Democrat] Sen. Salazar offered an amendment, #2356, a sense of the Senate that the President should not pardon Scooter Libby.
Speaking on the floor, he said: “It is regrettable…that we are having to have these votes on these politically motivated amendments that are coming forward from the other side. It would be in the best interests of this institution and the American people to stop this and not to go forward with these kinds of amendments. But regrettably, if you’re going to shoot this way, we’ve got to shoot that way. And so I would ask my colleagues to send the Sense of the Senate to the United States President that he should not pardon Scooter Libby."
The Salazar amendment failed on a vote of 47-49
At 9:16 p.m., [Kentucky Republican] Sen. McConnell offered an amendment, #2357, “deploring the actions of former President William Jefferson Clinton regarding his granting of clemency to terrorists, to family members, donors and individuals represented by family members, to public officials of his own political party and to officials who violated laws protecting United States intelligence, and concluding that such actions by former President Clinton were inappropriate.”
Everytime a Democrat says the word "pardon," the first word the press should hear out of Republican mouths is "Clinton." Good to see Senator MConnell gets it.