They finally exercised an option that was available to them all along: amending the bill to remove appropriations provisions — making it a non-fiscal bill that requires no quorum.
About damn time.
Exit question: Don’t you hate it when irregular procedures are used to destroy a de facto filibuster of an unpopular bill?
Stage whisper for non-clickers: He’s talking about ObamaCare.
P.S. The Dems are finally coming home. Their tantrum didn’t work.
UPDATE: Already hearing rumblings on Twitter that Democrats intend to challenge the bill in court. They claim Republicans didn’t strip out all the fiscal provisions.
Simple solution: bring it again once they have the quorum back . . . with all the fiscal provisions there.
You heard it here first. Will they be smart enough to do this? We’ll see.