(Ed. Note. Update: Senate Repeals DADT)
This morning, the Senate voted for cloture on the bill repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Six Republicans voted in favor of cloture:
- Susan Collins (ME)
- Olympia Snowe (ME)
- Mark Kirk (IL)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- George Voinovich (OH)
- Scott Brown (MA)
All of them, except for Brown and Kirk, have been in the Tea Party’s sights. Given how Brown has proven to be very moderate by Republican standards, I wonder how long it will be before he, too, is targeted.
Updated to add: The final Senate vote is expected to occur at about 3PM EST.