Republicans want to know how he’ll vote. Democrats want to know how he’ll vote. And the man that has been speaking about putting the country first is in a spot: How will he vote?
As the U.S. Congress works to approve, disapprove and modify the Treasury and Fed proposal, really the Bush proposal, to limit the damage in the financial crisis, which some have called a “Financial 9/11,” all are looking to one man to see how he’ll vote.
If the Democratic controlled congress revises the Executive Department’s fiscal plan, and brings it to a vote, two thing can happen: either the Republicans get behind it to produce a bipartisan solution or the Republicans, headed by presidential candidate John McCain, vote against it and then criticize the Democrats all the way to the Novemebr election.
Harry Reid, the Senate Majority leadery, calls that last idea of two month of Republican criticism unacceptable and demagoguery. He wants to know now how McCain will vote.
Reid said yesterday, “This is a Republican proposal, and we need some Republican votes,” to help it pass. “At this stage we [Democrats] are working with ourselves.”
“We now need Republicans to stand up,” Reid said. “We need the Republican nominee for president to say what he’s for,” said Harry Reid.
The world waits….
Harry Reid: “This is a Republican proposal, and we need some Republican votes,” to help it pass. “At this stage we [Democrats] are working with ourselves….. We now need Republicans to stand up. We need the Republican nominee for president to say what he’s for.” REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst