Friday, July 29, 2011

Rep Tim Scott Voted No On Boehner Bill - Kinda

Watching Rep Tim Scott in an interview on the debt ceiling debate, he said that when Speaker Boehner told the caucus to get their "ass in line", he tuned Boehner out. Why? He doesn't like bad language. Seriously. This is mature leadership from a GOP freshman? Hardly.

Man up, Buttercup. This just reeks of simply looking for excuses to snipe. It is petty and small.

And, then what happened? Just 24 hours later, Rep Tim Scott voted no to the Boehner bill, revised for the third time, but had an agreement with GOP Whip McCarthy that if the GOP needed his vote, he would vote yes. McCarthy, it was reported, stood near Scott as the vote proceeded.

When The Daily Caller caught up with Scott for an interview Friday afternoon, he confirmed he was still a “no” vote, though he did not rule out a last minute change of heart. In the end, Scott voted against Boehner’s plan, which passed the House without Democratic support.

“I think the Boehner bill is far more complete than it was before last evening,” Scott told TheDC. When asked if it might change his vote, Scott said “There’s always a chance.”

Scott was one of three who went to the House chapel and prayed on their decision last night after a vote was cancelled. He grinned as he came out saying he was "leaning no" going in and a firm no coming out.

So, let me get this straight. The guy is so delicate that his tender ears tune out if his Speaker says the word "ass" and he prays for answers to votes but then makes a deal with the Majority Whip, though he is a Tea Party darling who snipes that the Balanced Budget Amendment should be at the front end of the revised bill, not in the middle of it, so he'll vote no. What kind of game is this guy playing?

The topper was when I saw a tweet on Twitter that Scott said the last 24 hours were Speaker Boehner's finest moments.

Gonna take a while for the freshmen in the House to get their bearings, I suppose. Plus, it would be good for them to remember that the GOP controls the majority in the House but not the Senate or the White House. Under these circumstances, change is slow.

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