“I voted against the Defense bill because the Democratic majority attached something which has nothing to do with defense: an expansion of hate crimes rules. I support providing states and local authorities with federal assistance to enforce their own laws, but the changes in this legislation go too far. It’s a shame that this piece of legislation was added to a bill that’s supposed to be about supporting our troops.”
Mind you, when I read this, I assumed that ALL Republicans voted against this civil rights legislation, because...they're Republicans. However, I found it interesting that along with EVERY Democrat in the Senate, these few right-wingers voted yea:
Sen. Alexander couldn't support civil rights but Sen. Ensign and BOTH senators from Texas could?