Not content to screw over North Carolinians on health insurance, Senator Richard Burr today voted to CANCEL a meeting of the Armed Services Committee, originally scheduled for 2:30 this afternoon.
You might think this an unprecedented abrogation of responsibility, but you'd be wrong. This is just Senator Richard Burr at his legislative worst: doing nothing and obstructing - even on matters of national security.
On the Senate floor, Carl Levin (D-MI) asked permission for the already-scheduled Senated Armed Services Committee to go forward — a request supported by ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Levin pointed out that a couple of the commanders had traveled long distances to attend today’s hearing, from as far away as Japan. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), speaking on behalf of Republicans, objected and blocked the request:
BURR: As a member of the committee — and I side myself with the chair and the ranking member — that I have no personal objection to continuing. There is objection on our side of the aisle. Therefore, I would have to object.
Watch firsthand the consequences of the two-year-old temper tantrum from our senior Senator from North Carolina: