"I hope that when we pass this legislation that we will understand that we are doing great damage," said the four-term incumbent before the vote, according to ABC News. “Today is a very sad day.”
Back in 2006, the longtime senator communicated a distinctly different view on the issue. “The day that the leadership of the military comes to me and says, ‘Senator, we ought to change the policy,’ then I think we ought to consider seriously changing it,” he said at the time.
What a dick. Seriously. You know what a sad day is? When you can’t get Congress to agree to help out the jobless and desperate with promised unemployment benefits without ridiculous, deficit-increasing “benefits” for the rich, thanks to the party which contains supposed conservatives. That’s a sad day.