The Corner

Profiles in Courage Wars

From the Senate floor last night after the vote on cloture:

Reid: I don’t want to leave the floor tonight without stating how much I admire and appreciated seven courageous Republicans who did the right thing…they voted for cloture tonight…It is an act of courage that they did this, and while my compliments for them may not be very much, when the history books are written, this will be a profile in courage for them doing this tonight.


McConnell: I want to express my admiration for the 12 Democrats who voted against cloture for being profiles in courage.