Kerrey, as is his usual practice, dithered until the last minute before deciding. Eventually, the evening of the Senate vote, he called Clinton to announce his support. The measure passed without a single Republican vote, and five Democrats defected. Kerrey cast the crucial vote to create a 50:50 tie, which Al Gore, as Vice-President, then broke. The story is here.
My heart aches with the conclusion that I will vote 'yes' for a bill which challenges Americans too little.It's time to hold Bob Kerrey accountable for his record.