If I had to guess at where the PACT act is headed, it’s perhaps a face-saving amendment and a vote this week where it passes with almost the 84 votes that it had the first time. I’m not sure about the amendment — I hope this turns into a vote on the exact same bill, because I think there are probably at least 10 Republicans who know how shitty it looks to make vets dying of cancer serve a “fire watch” on the Capitol steps. (FWIW, Politico thinks the amendment won’t pass.)
Anyway, the next chapter in the Republican abuse of veterans is going to be “What’s the big deal, it passed?” This is basic abuser logic, and expect Cruz and the rest of the liars to seize on it after the PACT act passes. This is shameful shit, the election is less than 100 days away, and anyone interviewing one of the vote switchers needs to keep asking them why they chose to abuse veterans, and be ready to refute their transparent lies.