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‘Seat Scott Now!’

Scott Brown’s campaign for Senate made much out of some comments by Democrats that seemed to auger for a short delay in seating the winner of the Massachusetts

William Willis
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 22, 2010

Scott Brown’s campaign for Senate made much out of some comments by Democrats that seemed to auger for a short delay in seating the winner of the Massachusetts special election. Now that he’s won by a clear margin, there is no apparent move by Democrats to delay him. That isn’t stopping Republicans from buying into the narrative and hosting their own efforts to demand Brown be seated immediately (something not actually legally possible right now). Sen. David Vitter is up with a website, “Seat Scott Now,” which intimates that Democrats are “playing games about seating Scott in the Senate.”

“I’d love your support in terms of getting Scott Brown seated,” says Vitter in a short video–which was uploaded on January 19, the day of the election. It’s not clear how, but Vitter argues that signing up for his e-mail list will expedite Brown’s swearing-in.

Also, Carly Fiorina’s Senate campaign in California sent this message out around 15 hours after Brown’s victory–an hour after he gave a press conference explaining the pace he’d be seated at.

Dear Fellow Californian,

’s victory last night is not only terrific news for the people of Massachusetts; it’s also a victory for voters across the nation who are tired of Washington’s continued reliance on a failed policy platform of tax, spend and borrow.

But we need your help to get Senator-elect seated right away! There are reports that Democrats like Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid are trying to prevent from taking office in an end run to force through their job-killing health care overhaul and other disastrous bills. Call Barbara Boxer (202-224-3553) and Harry Reid (202-224-3542) now and tell them to respect the will of our nation’s voters by seating Senator-elect today.

The voters of Massachusetts have made their will known loud and clear. We must do the same here in California, and we can start by calling on Washington to seat Senator-elect immediately.



P.S. Don’t let Democrats in Washington ignore us! Tell them you want Senator-elect seated in the U.S. Senate today!

William Willis | William Willis is a freelance writer and social media manager who specializes in assisting finance professionals and Fintech entrepreneurs in growing their online audience and attracting more paying customers. William worked as a bank teller and virtual assistant for financial firms in the United States and the United Kingdom for six years before beginning her writing career. William is a strong force in the workplace, inspiring others to work hard and excel with her optimistic attitude and boundless energy. He enjoys hiking, crocheting, and playing video games with her grandchildren in her spare time.


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