FOX NEWS BLAMES DEMS ON 9/11 HEALTH BILL…. If you missed “Fox & Friends” this morning, you missed the co-hosts doing their very best to blame delays on the Zadroga 9/11 health bill on Democrats. Steve Doocy went so far as to say the “Democratic House killed” the bill in July, without noting that it was Republicans that blocked passage — and that it was Dems who ultimately got the bill through the chamber.
Doocy added that paying for first responders’ health care without adding to the deficit — as opposed to, say, paying for tax cuts for millionaires — is what really matters.
Eric Boehlert noted this morning, “There’s a special place in hell for these people.”
For what it’s worth, the Senate still hopes to get this done today, and will try to break a Republican filibuster. It would then head back to the House, where there’s a serious concern not enough lawmakers will be on hand to pass the bill.
Update: Look for floor action in the Senate around noon. Proponents are cautiously optimistic.