Friday, June 29, 2007

Fred Barnes Calls Out Mitch McConnell In Fox News Special Report

The great conservative writer and commentator Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard called out Mitch McConnell in a conversation with Brit Hume on Fox News yesterday over McConnell's two-faced hypocrisy in pushing Teddy Kennedy's amnesty bill through the Senate only to vote against the bill once McConnell knew it would fail:

BARNES: A lot of them voted against it just because they knew it was going down. They were not going to get the 60 votes. They only had 56, 57 votes. Once it was clear that they weren't going to get the 60, a lot of them voted against it as a protective measure.

HUME: In other words, none of them are sticking their neck out to fail.

BARNES: Yes. I mean, Mitch McConnell, did...