Lautenberg and Menendez Fili-Busted
New Jersey’s Senators, Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez joined the attempted filibuster, by voting against cloture, which if successful would have denied Alito a vote by the Senate.
Lautenberg’s and Menendez’ vote to deny Alito a vote strikes us as a vote against the “little guy” who worked hard, played it straight and made good, in favor of the moneyed special interests.
Menendez, a man who sits in the Senate without the benefit of winning an election, casts his first major vote in the Senate against one of his own constituents. This no doubt will be the first of many votes against the wishes and the best interests of his fellow Jerseyans. Thankfully, we’ll have the opportunity to return the favor in November.