Sen. Mark Begich’s recorded vote to end debate on S.1776 is all the evidence needed to confirm that our junior senator is a lap dog for Harry Reid and the far Left of the Democrat Party. Mr. Begich voted with Senators Boxer, Dodd, Durbin, Feinstein, Kerry, Leahy, Levin, Rockefeller and Schumer, as well as the self- described socialist Sanders, to end debate.
The vote puts to rest any assertion that Mr. Begich represents Alaskan values.
The young senator’s vote for cloture is confirmation that he is either beholden to his Leftist masters, or in lock step with them, while centrist Democrats such as Bayh, Dorgan, Nelson, Tester, Webb and Wyden, as well as independent Lieberman, joined with the Republican minority to thwart repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula for doctors. The SGR legislation is a “doc fix,” a none-to-subtle quid pro quo for the American Medical Association to solidify the association’s support for ObamaCare.
The attempt to terminate debate was thirteen votes short of the 60 required.
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