"If you believe that it's right, you vote yes. You don't hide behind procedure and give cover to your pals." -- Rep. Anthony Weiner
Here's are the Republican Senators who effectively stood against the 9/11 first responders by filibustering the :
|Not Voting - 1|
While the majority leader also technically voted against closure, he's the one Senator who had good excuse. With the abuse of the filibuster, it has become common for the majority leader to switch his vote to "no" at the last minute in order to retain the ability to reintroduce the bill later. The rest of them -- all those Republicans -- should have their names inscribed and displayed as the main exhibit in a museum of shame and hypocrisy.