Weigel

The Don’t-Tread-On-Meter Falls

The meter has been updated to reflect Tea Party anger over the passage of yet another short-term CR, instead of a Left-defunding long-term CR.

Worth noting here – the “no” votes from Republicans came from freshmen and veterans more or less proportionately. Fifty-four Republicans voted no, or 22.5 percent of the party. Nineteen of the 89 freshmen voted no (I’m not counting the freshmen who have previously served in Congress), or 21.3 percent.