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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-12 01:13 AM
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4. Yes and no, or, rather, yes and I don't know.
Edited on Thu Dec-06-12 01:29 AM by No Elephants
The Constitution says that the President can enter into a treaty on behalf of the U.S. with the advice and consent of 2/3 of the U.S. Senators who are present when the vote is taken. The vote was 61-38, so I take it that 99 Senators were present. So, this could have happened without a single Democratic Senator's vote.

Whether any Democratic Senator did vote with the Republicans, however is a different question. It is possible because I do know that some Republicans, like McCain, voted to authorize the President to enter into this treaty on behalf of the U.S. From the press, I would say only Republicans defeated this, though. If you want to research it for sure, the Senate bill number was S7365-79.
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