GOP Senator: I’ll Force More ACORN Votes
Walter Alarkon talks to Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), the freshman Republican who got every member of his party, and all but seven Democrats, to support an amendment to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development funding bill that prevented any of those funds going to ACORN.
How will Johanns follow it up? With more ACORN amendments. First up will be one banning the “use of federal money for ACORN in the Interior and environment appropriations bills.” Then, “a stand-alone bill that would block any federal money at all” from ACORN. The majority of Democrats support the amendments, but Johanns is forcing votes instead of allowing unanimous consent. Why?
This involves an organization that has a history of very serious problems.
In other words, in order to embarrass Democrats into supporting the use of taxpayer money for a group that was filmed giving tax-cheating advice to undercover conservative activists posing as prostitutes and pimps.