For these antics, for siding with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and for refusing to uphold the Constitution regarding the State of Arizona's Sovereign Rights, we hereby bestow upon Senator Voinovich the newly commissioned Cleveland Tea Party Patriots -- "Golden RINO Award"
With a well polished horn, Senator RINOvich, being one of two Republican Senators, voted in support of allowing the use of federal dollars to pay for the Justice Dept's lawsuit against Arizona being allowed to protect their borders....
The Senate voted against Arizona's right to enforce immigration laws, 55-to-43, by allowing Justice Department funds to be used in the lawsuit against the state. The vote prevented a floor vote on Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) amendment to the unemployment extension bill making its way through Congress. The amendment would have blocked funding to the Justice Department from being used in its lawsuit against Arizona.
Five Democrats crossed party lines and voted with Republicans and showed their support for Arizona's latest effort to deal with the its large illegal alien population. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), and John Tester (D-Mont.) voted in support of Arizona.
Republican Senators George Voinovich (R-Ohio) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) voted with the Democratic majority and against Arizona. (Right Side News)
Congratulations Senator RINOvich -- we are looking forward to your retirement... it won't come soon enough!