The Senate vote on the Iraq spending bill is scheduled for 12:45 pm EST. I’ll post the result as soon as there is one.
Update 12:57: The roll call just started.
Update: Adopted 51-46.
Another update: Bob Geiger says,
As expected, the vote was almost straight down party linesâ€¦ Hagel and Smith did the right thing and voted with 48 Democrats and Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont to bring the troops home. No Democrats voted with the Republicans who, of course, had Joe Lieberman (WHOCARES-CT) on their side, with Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) missing the vote.
Gee, it’s almost as if the gutless McCain doesn’t want to be on the record about this or something — go figure!
Also, I understand the Dems plan to tie Bush’s veto to the 4th anniversary of Mission Accomplished day. Heh.