Not Helping the Dems AnyFebruary 4, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
The stimulus package is losing steam in the Senate, and making matters worse for Obama and congressional Democrats, the 2nd-most reliable cross-over Republican has announced that he won’t be placing a vote on the bill. Elana Schor at TPM reports:
>Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH), the president’s pick for Commerce Secretary, just revealed during an interview with CNBC that he would recuse himself from congressional votes while his nomination is being considered by his former Senate colleagues.
UPDATE: Here’s the kicker: Gregg seems to support the stimulus.
Since he’s already acting as if he’s no longer a Senator, will he work on behalf of the Administration to win votes from his (former) colleagues?