Judd Gregg Won't Vote On Stimulus
by Josh Orton, Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 08:37:21 AM EST
The returns on bipartisanship accruing:
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), the president's pick for Commerce Secretary, just revealed during an interview with CNBC that he would recuse himself from congressional votes while his nomination is being considered by his former Senate colleagues.
This is a problem: the Senate bill is already losing steam. As Brian Beutler points out, if Gregg really has deep concerns about some optics problem, he could have simply resigned his seat in anticipation of confirmation (although he'd run the risk of unemployment if a skeleton come out).
So instead we get nothing. Zero.
A theme developing?