Not only did the buffoons in Congress not read the $1.8 trillion omnibus bill, but more than half (226 of 426) didn’t even show up to vote. They phoned just it in. Our favorite was Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, who used her proxy to vote “present” when she wasn’t there. The bill passed 225-201 with 9 Republican turncoats voting yes:
In all, 135 Democrats (62%) and 91 Republicans (43%) instead filed proxy letters saying:
“I am unable to physically attend proceedings in the House Chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency.”
How are we supposed to get people back on the job when even Congress doesn’t show up to work – and they even lie about their reason for absence?
Kevin McCarthy has promised to end the proxy voting rule. Good riddance.