One interesting development among squishy Senate Republicans. I heard from Sen. McCain’s office yesterday asking me to remove his name from the list of fence-sitters. An aide wrote: McCain has “clearly expressed his opposition to the DREAM Act and will be voting against it when it eventually comes to the floor.”
Apparently, some time between Nov. 18 (when I last reported on the fence-sitters) and Dec. 6, McCain quietly made up his mind. The aide pointed to this Huffington Post article on Dec. 6 as evidence of his “clearly expressed” opposition to the DREAM Act. As far as I can find, there is no other public statement on his website or any other mainstream articles about his new opposition to the DREAM Act. Take it for what it’s worth. But I’m keeping him on the must-call list.