Impressive, even by Senate standards:
In a widely expected move, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to block the $80 million President Obama requested to shut down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The roll call here. The margin was 90-6.
Yesterday, Senate Democratic leaders announced that they wouldn’t hand over the money needed to close the facility until Obama releases a comprehensive plan detailing what the administration will do with remaining detainees. We’ll have more on the breakdown between Congress and the White House later today.
Can we finally put to bed the pipe dream that many of you have that 60 Democratic votes in the Senate will matter? And can you all stop mocking me when I say “When the Democrats become as useless as the Republicans…”
It isn’t a matter of if, it is a matter of how long it will take.