Monday, June 11, 2007

No-Confidence Vote on Gonzales Held in Senate

To no one's surprise, the no-confidence resolution failed to reach the 60 votes required to invoke cloture, or cut off debate. However, it did get a majority, 53-38. Sen. Lieberman voted against the measure, and 6 Republicans voted for it, including the 4 most endangered incumbents (Coleman, Collins, Smith, and Snunu) running for re-election next year. Sen. Ted Stevens voted present and 7 didn't vote at all, including Sen. Coburn who has said he believes Gonzales should resign but wouldn't vote for the no-confidence resolution.

A similar resolution has been introduced in the House, but it's unknown if and when it will see a vote.


Nat-Wu said...

He's got my vote of no-confidence!

Xanthippas said...

I'd vote straight for the death penalty, except I don't believe in it.