The Not-This-Timers: Look Who Broke Ranks On Climate Change Bill
Posted June 26, 2009 at 7:47pm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi along with Reps. James Clyburn and Steny Hoyer (r.) after the House vote yesterday. (l.) and (Getty)
Most of the 52 House members who didn’t side with their party on Friday’s climate change vote represent congressional districts that backed the presidential nominee of the opposite party in last year’s election.
A lot of these members will face competitive races in 2010, and no doubt they will be brandishing this against-the-grain vote as evidence of their political independence.
Here’s a catalog of the 44 Democratic “no” and eight Republican “yes” voters, broken down by how their districts voted for president. The bill passed 219-212.