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Republican Congressmen who voted “Yes” to Cap and Trade

It’s amazing just how hard it is to find out who voted how on this vote.  The MSM is saying it passed with “virtually no Republican support.”  “Virtually no” turns out to be 8.  (219 to 212)

Thanks to Michelle Malkin, here’s who the 8 Republican weasels are who did support it:

Introducing the GOP’s Cap-And-Tax 8…

Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

The 8 cap-and-tax Republican turncoats again are:

Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765

Reminder: The two Republicans who didn’t vote: Jeff Flake (AZ) and John Sullivan (OK).

Here’s why: Flake had a “family conflict” (his daughter is reportedly in a beauty pageant in Alabama tomorrow) and Sullivan is undergoing alcohol treatment. As I noted earlier today, Dem. Rep. Patrick Kennedy was pulled out of rehab to cast his vote.

Thank you so much, Michelle, for this information.  I hope you don’t mind too much me copying you but I want to get this out and it is almost impossible to find. (Got the tip from your Twitter post).

See: Michelle Malkin.com for a list of the 44 democrats who voted against the bill.

Full roll call vote here.

Posted: 06.27.09


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