67 Republicans voted against relief for Hurricane Sandy victims today, but only 1 single Republican voted against additional funding for the hopeless legal defense of DOMA.
On a 228-196 vote, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives adopted a rules package for the 113th Congress that explicitly authorizes the House’s legal arm to spend taxpayer dollars to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). They embraced this unnecessary spending minutes after newly re-elected Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) warned that the rising national debt was an “anchor” weighing down the American Dream.
At the behest of John Boehner and Eric Cantor, former Solicitor General Paul Clement will continue preparing to face the Supreme Court again.
Clement previously tried, and failed, to defeat Obamacare on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
The lone Republican who voted NO was Walter Jones (NC).