This afternoon, Schumer let Republicans off the hook and screwed over the LGBTQ community by delaying the marriage equality vote until after the midterms… when Republicans can vote against it with impunity. Schumer is the ultimate asshole and if I still lived in New York there’s nothing that would ever get me to vote for him.
Late today, Annie Karni reported that the bipartisan bill— by Tammy Baldwin and Susan Collins— didn’t have the 10 GOP votes required to overcome the promised filibuster by Ted Cruz and other Republican bigots. So the vote will come after the midterms. “The decision to do so came as a relief to Republicans, the vast majority of whom oppose the measure and were worried that voting against it so close to the elections would alienate voters. It spared Republican senators in difficult re-election races a fraught choice between casting a vote that would anger the party’s conservative base and one that would sour independent voters. Polls show that a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, but Republicans are split.”
You may be wondering if Schumer is insane. “‘We need to vote on equal marriage today,’ said Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). ‘Every single member of Congress should be willing to go on the record. And if there are Republicans who don’t want to vote on that before the election, I assume it is because they are on the wrong side of history.’”
The bill already passed the House 2 months ago with 47 Republicans voting for it. The 157 NO votes in the House weren’t just the MAGA crazies like Marjorie Traitor Greene (GA), Mary Miller (IL), Gym Jordan (OH), Paul Gosar (AZ) and Lauren Boebert (CO) and the craven closet queens like Madison Cawthorn (NC), Matt Gaetz (FL polymorphous pervert), Adrian Smith (NE) and Patrick McHenry (NC). McCarthy was a NO vote and he brought along allies who often try to pretend to be “mainstream,” like Young Kim (CA), Michelle Steel (CA), Chris Smith (NJ) and Steve Chabot (OH).
It laughable that Schumer thinks he can’t get the 10 GOP votes he needs now but that he thinks he can get them after the midterms when they don’t have to worry what the voters think for another 6 years.