Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback missed six of 11 Senate votes last week, including Thursday’s reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (which he voted against in August). His missed-vote record for the year is 36.7 percent, continuing to demonstrate how difficult it is to run for president while doing the work of the Senate. Brownback deserves credit for something else he did Thursday, though — showing up at Tavis Smiley’s GOP debate on minority issues, unlike top-tier candidates Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mitt Romney. “I think this is a disgrace that they are not here,” Brownback said at the debate. “I think it’s a disgrace to our country. I think it’s bad for our party, and I don’t think it’s good for our future.” He’s right.
Brownback enjoyed one victory in the Senate this week, having co-sponsored with Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., the resolution promoting a three-state political solution in Iraq that passed the Senate 75-23.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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