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Senate Border bill got four R votes, five D's against (Original Post) BeyondGeography Feb 2024 OP
WHY? Ferrets are Cool Feb 2024 #1
Because their votes didn't matter BeyondGeography Feb 2024 #2
So this was cloture vote not YES/NO vote then... not clear in OP JT45242 Feb 2024 #3
Thank you Ferrets are Cool Feb 2024 #7
We don't have "60 Dems" in the Senate. I'm sure you mixed up your words, DemocraticPatriot Feb 2024 #9
Sanders voted no bc of aid to Israel mcar Feb 2024 #4
If we need Sanders to get to 60 on the so-called clean aid bill BeyondGeography Feb 2024 #5
i wouldn't assume sanders would've voted for it under any circumstances. onenote Feb 2024 #6
"Bipartisan" appears to be a stretch. WarGamer Feb 2024 #8
Bipartisan is ALWAYS "a stretch", when the other party is full of DemocraticPatriot Feb 2024 #10

BeyondGeography

(39,478 posts)
2. Because their votes didn't matter
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 04:16 PM
Feb 2024

Once it was clear the R’s wouldn’t get the vote 60 Dems were free to vote as they saw fit. I’m sure this was cleared with Schumer.

JT45242

(2,487 posts)
3. So this was cloture vote not YES/NO vote then... not clear in OP
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 04:22 PM
Feb 2024

I was wondering the same thing from the OP....

DemocraticPatriot

(5,249 posts)
9. We don't have "60 Dems" in the Senate. I'm sure you mixed up your words,
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 12:19 AM
Feb 2024

meant that it was clear that there would not be "60 votes" for the bill.... because almost all Republicans were voting against it....

BeyondGeography

(39,478 posts)
5. If we need Sanders to get to 60 on the so-called clean aid bill
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 04:28 PM
Feb 2024

I’m sure he will be there.

I don’t think it will come to that (the R support is there) much as I hate to link to the Washington Times:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/7/senate-republicans-ready-to-embrace-ukraine-israel/

onenote

(43,395 posts)
6. i wouldn't assume sanders would've voted for it under any circumstances.
Wed Feb 7, 2024, 04:40 PM
Feb 2024

It will be interesting to see how he votes on the bill that drops the border provision but keeps aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

DemocraticPatriot

(5,249 posts)
10. Bipartisan is ALWAYS "a stretch", when the other party is full of
Thu Feb 8, 2024, 12:22 AM
Feb 2024

MAGAts and Nazi wannabes....

(OK, little to choose between those two terms--- they are all likely BOTH)


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