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1011, 02 Feb 22

Stroke Jolts Senate

Prayers for Senator Luján’s recovery. Frankly, as geriatric as the Senate is, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

News of Sen. Ben Ray Luján’s (D-N.M.) stroke sent shockwaves through the Senate on Tuesday, underscoring the fragility of Democrats’ 50-50 majority.

 

Democrats are in the majority because they have 50 seats and the ability for Vice President Harris to break a tie. Luján’s absence leaves them at 49 seats until he returns, with his office saying he’s expected to make a full recovery.

“It’s just a reminder that in a 50-50 Senate any unexpected development could be a challenge to our moving forward on an agenda that the Democratic caucus shares,” said Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who said he was very optimistic that the 49-year-old Luján would make a full recovery.

 

Underscoring the narrow majority, Democrats on the Commerce Committee, which Luján is a member of, almost immediately yanked three nominations that were expected to get votes on Wednesday. An aide noted that the agenda was being “recalibrated to take into consideration the need for all Democratic votes in order to move certain nominees forward.”

 

The announcement appeared to catch senators off guard.

 

“Oh my god. I didn’t know that,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat.

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1011, 02 February 2022

6 Comments

  1. Jason

    Democrat Senator, undoubtedly fully Woke-Poked and Max Boostered…. young (under 50) and has a stroke? Hmmmm sure are a lot of stories leaking out of young people having strokes and being fully woke-poked. Just sharing a thought, not broadcasting to people on if I think they should vaccinate or not… don’t cancel me please!

    Oh and Leroy, you’re still an idiot.

  2. Mar

    Wish him well, sure
    But liberals prayed for Donald Trump’s death.
    So, i.hope he survives but is brain dead , much like Senile Joe Biden.
    But then, a gnat and Queen Lying Karen Le Roi might be a little smarter, though Lying Karen Le Roi is below the gnat family.

  3. Merlin

    Are we about to see proxy voting in the Senate?

  4. Mar

    Don’t worry, liberals, they will find a way to defend for the senator as he eats from a feeding tube.
    Just like kike they found a way for Senike Joe to win the presidency I

  5. Mike

    48 Dems to 50 Republicans makes the Dems the MINORITY party in the senate. Why are Dems usurping the majority leadership positions in the Senate?

  6. Merlin

    >Why are Dems usurping the majority leadership positions in the Senate?

    Why would they worry? Dems are safe in the knowledge that Collins, Murkowski, or Willard will ensure their majority when it really counts. You can’t make a safer bet.

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