Friday, July 17, 2009

Why are Tennessee Senators AWOL?

Last night, there was a cloture vote on the hate crimes bill. This is an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The hate crimes amendment was approved. Neither Lamar Alexandar nor Bob Corker bothered to show up for the vote. Where were they? Apparently, they had something more important to do than represent Tennesseans at that time. The hate crimes bill creates a special class of victim. It gives prosecutors wide discretion. It is unnecessary. Where is our representation on this important issue?

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