“I endorsed it,” Mr. Warner said of the Webb proposal. “I intend now to cast a vote against it.”
Webb's amendment would have required the military to grant soldiers as much time at home as they spent overseas. The vote to end debate garnered 56 votes in the Senate. A majority, but short of the 60 needed to overcome Mitch McConnell's filibuster.
40 Republicans and Independent Joe Lieberman voted against cloture.
Republicans Norm Coleman, Susan Collins, Chuck Hagel, Gordon Smith, Olympia Snowe, and John Sununu broke with their party.
Let's hope John Warner finds his lost self-respect in retirement.