Newly-seated Republican Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) on Monday joined Democrats in voting to move forward on their $15 billion jobs bill.
Brown crossed the aisle after Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) nixed an $85 billion, bipartisan plan in favor of a more narrowly-focused bill.
“I came to Washington to be an independent voice, to put politics aside, and to do everything in my power to help create jobs for Massachusetts families," Brown said in a statement. "This Senate jobs bill is not perfect. I wish the tax cuts were deeper and broader, but I voted for it because it contains measures that will help put people back to work."
It's not secret that conservatives don't like the idea of Obama doing anything and are quite displeased with the Jobs Bill - even though it's specifically designed to create jobs, you know, that problem that conservative Republicans are whining about.
And all some ardent supporters of Brown can do is sigh - literally. What happened to holding your representatives accountable? Oh, that's right. It's doesn't happen when it's one of your own.