Republican Disunity Growing
by Chris Bowers, Tue May 24, 2005 at 03:58:29 PM EDT
Bush called the bill a mistake and said he would veto it. The House approved it by a 238-194 vote, far short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a veto.Here is the roll call. This is an extraordinarily rare type of vote, as the majority of Republicans actually voted against a bill that passed. This is the first time this has happened in this session of Congress.
I will be updating my Congressional Scorecards with this new information, and I will post the results tomorrow (I am not near my home computer right now). This is going to drastically change the loyalty picture, as Republican disunity on this vote was more than 50% of total Republican disunity on the ten previous votes I have counted combined.