Senate democrats block anti BDS, pro Israel bill

Mar 2012
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For the second time this week, Senate Democrats failed to reach the necessary 60 votes on Thursday afternoon to end debate on Republican-introduced legislation that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, as well as boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan amid the announced gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. It is also aimed at tackling the anti-Israel BDS movement.
The final tally was 53-43.

At least four Democrats voted for cloture: Arizona’s Krysten Sinema, Alabama’s Doug Jones, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and New Jersey’s Robert Menendez.

In response to the criticism to not vote on the bill until the rest of the government is funded, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a sponsor of the measure, said before Thursday’s vote, “I don’t understand the logic of it,” and said that it will cause people to question those who say they are outraged by the situation in Syria and support Israel. He compared the excuse to not invoke cloture on the bill to those who don’t go to work the day after their favorite sports team loses. “I don’t know how to explain that,” he said. Finally, the bill would enable state and local governments in the United States to fight the anti-Israel BDS movement.

Senate Democrats block pro-Israel, anti-BDS bill for second time in a week
 
Likes: The Man
Apr 2012
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Democrats made it clear they would block all bills until the Government shut down is ended. They are doing what they promised.
 

Ian Jeffrey

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Mar 2013
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Democrats made it clear they would block all bills until the Government shut down is ended. They are doing what they promised.
Correct. This is not about opposing the substance of the bill per se, but rather only to set aside everything that does not reopen the government.
 
Likes: MaryAnne
Mar 2012
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Correct. This is not about opposing the substance of the bill per se, but rather only to set aside everything that does not reopen the government.
Do you think it would pass if there was no shutdown? Some experts have said it wouldnt. There apparently is a lot of pressure to vote no on it.
 
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For the second time this week, Senate Democrats failed to reach the necessary 60 votes on Thursday afternoon to end debate on Republican-introduced legislation that, if enacted, would impose fresh sanctions on Syria, as well as boost security cooperation with Israel and Jordan amid the announced gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. It is also aimed at tackling the anti-Israel BDS movement.
The final tally was 53-43.

At least four Democrats voted for cloture: Arizona’s Krysten Sinema, Alabama’s Doug Jones, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and New Jersey’s Robert Menendez.

In response to the criticism to not vote on the bill until the rest of the government is funded, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a sponsor of the measure, said before Thursday’s vote, “I don’t understand the logic of it,” and said that it will cause people to question those who say they are outraged by the situation in Syria and support Israel. He compared the excuse to not invoke cloture on the bill to those who don’t go to work the day after their favorite sports team loses. “I don’t know how to explain that,” he said. Finally, the bill would enable state and local governments in the United States to fight the anti-Israel BDS movement.

Senate Democrats block pro-Israel, anti-BDS bill for second time in a week
This should not come to a surprise to anyone who understands the Antisemitic Left.
 

The Man

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Jul 2011
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Good. Trying to ban people from boycotting stuff (including countries) that they disagree with, is undemocratic bs.
 

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