Thursday, September 23, 2004

Majority of Senators cave in to Bush nomination of man who said he wasn't qualified to be CIA Director

In a pitiful display of spinelessness, the United States Senate voted 77-17 to appoint Porter Goss, an extremely partisan Republican, who, as previoulsly reported here stated publicly earlier this year that he was absolutely not qualified for the job, to be the next head of the CIA.

Six (6) Senators (2 were Republicans) were not present or otherwise did not vote. Seventeen (17) Senators (all Democrats) had the backbone to oppose this nomination.

NAYs ---17

Bingaman (D-NM)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corzine (D-NJ)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Harkin (D-IA)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)


Akaka (D-HI)
Edwards (D-NC)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kerry (D-MA)
Santorum (R-PA)
Specter (R-PA)