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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 09:50 PM

Before Demanding Every Member Cast a COVID-19 Vote, Tom Massie Skipped a COVID-19 Vote For a Fundra

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Before Demanding Every Member Cast a COVID-19 Vote, Tom Massie Skipped a COVID-19 Vote For a Fundraiser


Updated Apr. 03, 2020 4:12PM ET / Published Apr. 03, 2020 1:52PM ET


As Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) explained it, his decision to try and force every last member of the House of Representatives back to Washington, D.C. in the middle of a pandemic to get their votes on a massive coronavirus relief bill was a matter of pure principle, the type of act that those truly wedded to the ideals of a constitutional republic would gladly perform.

“I thought I might be signing my political death sentence,” the Kentucky Republican would say later, reflecting on the procedural maneuver he pulled that angered nearly all of his colleagues and drew the rebuke of President Donald Trump as well. “But I did it for principled reasons.”

But two weeks earlier, when Congress voted on a $850 billion coronavirus response bill, Massie didn’t bother to go to Washington, D.C at all. In fact, he scoffed at the idea that he’d even show up to put himself on the record. While his colleagues filed into the House chamber around midnight on March 14 to vote on that legislation—known as Phase 2 of the coronavirus response—Massie was back home in Kentucky, having just headlined a fundraiser for his reelection campaign and gearing up to reorganize his home pantry..............................................

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The Kentucky Republican has drawn the wrath of many people, including Donald Trump, for demanding all House members come to D.C. during a global pandemic.

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Reply Before Demanding Every Member Cast a COVID-19 Vote, Tom Massie Skipped a COVID-19 Vote For a Fundra (Original post)
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:09 PM

1. He needs to get his ass kicked next election. nt

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:57 AM

2. I say what goes around should come around...on him. Couldn't happen to a more deserving creep.

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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:57 AM

3. Like Kerry said, Masshole.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 10:12 AM

4. Republicans being assholes....

Same shit, different day. There's not one single outrageous act or atrocity they do that will surprise me. None. The Republican party is an existential threat to democracy. A cancer that must be hunted down where ever it lives, cut out and completely destroyed. I won't be satisfied until they are thought of in the same way as the Nazis. When their name is mentioned, everyone's first thoughts are abject evil.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 12:49 PM

5. Jebus, what's KY trying to do, become Texas?

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