I love the passion and conviction of this representative from NY. I’d vote for him in a heartbeat. Great speech. While I’m not surprised, I am kinda shocked House Republicans pulling BS like on 9/11 stuff, but hey, almost all politicians are scumbags.
Rep. Anthony Weiner spoke on the House floor tonight in support of H.R. 847, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was blocked from passage by House Republicans. Rep. Weiner addresses some of the false arguments Republicans were using in their opposition to the bill. The vote was 255 to 159 in support of the bill, short of the 2/3 needed for passage; 155 Republicans voted against the legislation, which provides medical monitoring and treatment to World Trade Center responders and survivors who were exposed to the toxins at Ground Zero.