Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation expanding federal support for stem cell research. In an exclusive to Political Wire, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) urges Republicans to fight President Bush's expected veto.The thing that bothers me about partisan politics is that when you join a political party, in return for party support, you are expected to vote the party line.
"Rarely in Washington do we have a vote with such broad bipartisan support. Fortunately, most members of Congress recognize that this bill is more important than partisan politics. Almost every family has been or will be affected by disease in some way -- whether it is juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, ALS, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or, in my family's case, cancer."
Sometimes the party line goes against what you and your constituents want.
Sometimes we see people stand up for what they believe in. This is the time for Republicans to do what is right and urge President Bush to sign this bill into law.