Howard Fineman made light of the throng of Democratic lawmakers who have suddenly come out in favor of same-sex marriage, including some who coincidentally came to the realization that they’d had a change of heart after their reelection last year. “There’s almost a comical stampede on the part of Democrats to get on the right side of this issue,” the Huffington Post’s editorial director said. “There’s a [news] bulletin every five minutes.”
Fineman joked that Democrats should get “decreasing points” for how much longer it takes them to support same-sex marriage following Rob Portman’s (R., Ohio) recent announcement. This week alone, senators Mark Begich (D., Alaska), Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.), Jay Rockefeller (D., W.Va.), Jon Tester (D., Mont.), and Mark Warner (D., Va.) have announced their support for same-sex marriage. Hillary Clinton voiced her support earlier this month as well.