Sen. John McCain of Arizona broke forcefully with President Bush and the Senate GOP leadership Tuesday evening over the issue, taking to the Senate floor to call such a constitutional amendment unnecessary — and un-Republican.
“The constitutional amendment we’re debating today strikes me as antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans,” McCain said. “It usurps from the states a fundamental authority they have always possessed and imposes a federal remedy for a problem that most states do not believe confronts them.”
38: States with explicit Defense of Marriage acts
05: States with similar statutory language
43: Total States with Defense of Marriage laws
50: Number of States in the Union
Apparently Sen. John McCain is operating under the assumption that 14 percent is somehow equivalent to “most”. Edwards may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but McCain’s mathematical genius may be why Kerry elected to pass on him as a running mate.
And we let this joker vote on the budget?