We knew it was coming. Over on HuffingtonPost there’s a report that the “the first GOP-ordered House vote since the election” – to wit – to take away all federal funding from National Public Radio (NPR) was on tap today. The thing is according to HuffPo – “it was over before it began, with GOP lawmakers’ procedural trick to force a vote on the issue failing on Thursday.”
The proposal to defund NPR was the latest winning item on the Republicans’ gimmicky YouCut site, which allows the public to pick the cuts they would like to see receive an up-or-down vote on the House floor. In order to get these votes, they try to make a procedural vote on an unrelated piece of legislation the vote on the YouCut item.
Speaking to HuffingtonPost on the issue – Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) said that he really enjoyed NPR’s work and would “certainly hate to see that go away.”
Read the full article and watch GOP House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) stand up for Fox News commentator Juan Williams, who was recently fired by NPR here.