Flag-burning vote coming tonight (Amendment fails by ONE vote)
posted at 6:10 pm on June 27, 2006 by Allahpundit
Any minute now, possibly. They’re voting at the moment on Durbin’s amendment, which (dubiously) criminalizes flag desecration without amending the Constitution.
I’m putting the over/under on the vote at 65. And betting under.
Update: The Durbin amendment fails, 36-64. The vote on the constitutional amendment is next.
Update: 66-34. Wow. I’ll have the roll once it’s up. Barbara Boxer’s congratulating herself for voting no as I write this.
Now Congress can get back to the important stuff. Like catching pimps.
Update: The AP reports. Still waiting for the roll.
Update: And here it is.
Update: Mitch McConnell was one of three Republicans (along with Bob Bennett of Utah and Linc Chafee, of course) to vote no. He explained his position in an op-ed column yesterday.