Senators Unite on Challenge to Bush’s Troop Plan
Posted on Feb 1, 2007
Legislators from both sides of the aisle are aligning on a nonbinding resolution by Sen. John Warner of Virginia against Bush’s troop escalation plan. It’s not the stern one Democrats had hoped to pass, but it look like this one has a shot at making it through.
Democratic and Republican opponents of President Bush’s troop-buildup plan joined forces last night behind the nonbinding resolution with the broadest bipartisan backing: a Republican measure from Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) announced the shift, hoping to unite a large majority of the Senate and thwart efforts by the White House and GOP leaders to derail any congressional resolution of disapproval of Bush’s decision to increase U.S. troop levels in Iraq by 21,500.