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Monday, September 14, 2009

Senate Votes to Cut Off Funding For ACORN

After even more scandal, this time dealing with an undercover child prostitution sting, ACORN is facing the loss of federal funding with the Senate voting to bar any funds from being received by ACORN.

With a long history of lawbreaking that is finally getting media attention, the poverty pimps of ACORN are currently in retreat across the nation, and an upcoming voter registration fraud trial may reveal embarrassing information that disrupts the operations of the embattled radical activist group. This is in addition to the undercover child prostitution sting videos revealed in recent days on this website.

Vote passed 83 to 7 with 9 not voting, Senate roll call here.

At first the amendment proposed by Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) met with some resistance from Democratic politicians, many of whom later changed their vote, the Senate passed Number: S.Amdt. 2355 to H.R. 3288 (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010) which the listed purpose was:

Prohibiting use of funds to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Hot Air provides the names of some of the Democrats that voted against the amendment, to later change their vote:

At the beginning of the vote, it appeared that Democrats might resist. Initially, a half-dozen Democrats cast votes in opposition to the amendment. A few more cast votes against it as the rest of the Senate voted, but the tide appeared to shift. More and more Democrats signed onto the amendment, and votes started changing. One male voice could be heard in the chamber saying, “I want to change my vote!” Among those who changed their votes: Tom Udall (D-NM), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Herb Kohl (D-WI).

I do not have the official roll call record of the vote yet, but three of the seven Democrats voting against the bill were Dick Durbin (D-IL), Roland Burris (D-IL), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). I’ll get the rest in a few minutes, but it’s worth repeating what Jim Geraghty said on the Twitter stream: “Who were the seven Child-Whoring Pimp Assistance Program defenders?”

Now let us see if the House, led by Nancy Pelosi will follow suit and take federal funding away from the crooks at ACORN.