Weigel

295-123: House Votes Down Resolution Supporting Libya Intervention

That’s

what the kids call a “stunning rebuke.” What I hear from talking to members of Congress is that much of this opposition is based on, well, pique. The administration has not corresponded with Congress about what it’s doing. But just look at the numbers – there’s more going on. Only eight Republicans voted to “authorize the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya.” Among them: Rules Chairman David Dreier, possible vanity presidential candidate Thaddeus McCotter, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. Meanwhile, 225 Republicans voted no. (Steve King and Michele Bachmann found themselves on the opposite side; he’s a yes, she’s a no, as she’s said on the trail.)