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May 26, 2006

Cantwell Votes Against Confirming Hayden

Is Cantwell listening to her base? Senator Maria Cantwell joined 13 other Democrats and 1 Republican in voting against Michael Hayden's confirmation as Head of the CIA in a 78-15 vote in the Senate. Other Democrats voting against the confirmation were Bayh (D-IN), Clinton (D-NY), Dayton (D-MN), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Durban (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Harkin (D-IA), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Obama (D-IL), and Wyden (D-OR). They were joined by Specter (R-PA). Seven Senators were not present for the vote: Democrats Boxer (D-CA), Conrad (D-ND), Inouye (D-HI), Rockefeller (D-WV), and Salazar (D-CO) and Republicans Dole (R-NC) and Thune (D-SD).

Thanks to all and kudos to the Washington State constituents who have been on Cantwell's case to stand up for us against the craziness of the Republican leadership.

Posted by Lynn Allen on May 26, 2006 at 08:47 AM in National and International Politics | Permalink

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