The size of a bloc of GOP moderates ready to bring down a vote on the House floor over the government-funding bill shriveled from 25 lawmakers on Saturday to just two when the House voted just now to pass the rule.
New York representative Peter King and Pennsylvania representative Charlie Dent, two key moderates, voted no, while four hardline conservatives, including Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, voted no because the bill didn’t draw a hard enough line against Obamacare.
Good for Dent and King all the more that they went it alone. King voted against impeachment too, FWIW. Got to give these IRA-loving types credit, sometimes. They may be crazed tribalistic bloviators, but they have more sand than the Collinses and Grahams.