Where Credit Is Due
Tennessee Congressional Representatives Chuck Fleischmann and Scott DesJarlais deserve some real credit
Two of Tennessee's Republican freshmen-the above-mentioned DesJarlais, and Congressman Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga, voted "NO" on the debt ceiling increase on Monday (NOTE: Despite the bill caption on the House roll in regards to the Education Sciences Reform Act, this was the debt ceiling vote in the House-S. 365). Neither man would have been in much political danger if they had voted in favor, so one has to believe that they voted against raising the debt ceiling because they each believed that voting against a debt ceiling was the right thing to do. What a novel idea for modern politics...
Labels: Congress, Conservatism, Federal politics, Local politics, Tennessee politics