Scott Brown has a unique opportunity now – right now, like, today – to be a leader. He’s one of a small group of Republicans in the Senate that on occasion does not vote party line against the president. Therefore, if he played his cards right, he’d have outsized influence on where the debt ceiling negotiations go.
Senator Scott Brown, a Massachusetts Republican, has remained noncommittal on whether he supports either Reid’s or Boehner’s plan.
“Senator Brown is reviewing both of the proposals that were released earlier today,” spokesman Colin Reed said in a statement. “He remains hopeful he will be able to vote for a reasonable package that cuts spending and prevents our nation from defaulting on its obligations.”
This is so painfully embarrassing that I can’t even come up with a sarcastic comment on it that does it justice. Res ipsa loquitur, as the lawyers say. (The phrase literally means “the thing speaks for itself.)