Reid Won’t Allow Vote on Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan
By Katrina Trinko
December 5, 2012 4:02 P.M.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell just proposed that President Obama’s fiscal cliff deal go up for a vote in the Senate, but majority leader Harry Reid wouldn’t permit a vote on the deal. From McConnell’s remarks on the Senate floor:
If the President’s proposal was made in good faith, Democrats should be eager to vote for it. So I’m surprised the Majority Leader just declined the chance for them to support it with their votes.
I guess we’re left to conclude that it couldn’t even pass by a bare majority of votes, and that they’d rather take the country off the cliff than actually work out a good-faith agreement that reflects tough choices on both sides.