Scott Brown voted against aid to 9/11 volunteers




Wow. Scott Brown really is a GOP dick. On the day he’s campaigning with Rudy Giuliani, we learn about Brown’s slap to 9/11 rescue workers, just a month after the attacks. Via Greg Sargent:

One month after the September 11th attacks, Scott Brown was one of only three Massachusetts State Representatives to vote against a bill to provide financial assistance to Red Cross workers who had volunteered with 9/11 recovery efforts, we’ve learned.

The Brown campaign acknowledged the vote to us, claiming the measure would have taxed already-strained state finances.

Um, I don’t seem to remember any other politician crying poverty in the weeks after 9/11. And, the vote was 148 – 3. Brown was one of those three. Classy guy. He’d fit right in with Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint and David Vitter. He can’t win on Tuesday.


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