'Bipartisanship' is a dirty word for Senate Republicans

There was a time when the most liberal Republican 上院で was to the ideological left of the chamber’s most conservative Democrat.

これはその時ではありません. そして, judging from the latest bipartisan rankings from CQ Roll Call, we aren’t going back therefor a very long time.
The bipartisan scores, based on how often members of Congress voted with or against their party’s majority in 2020, reveal, 上手, very little bipartisanship.
    That dearth is particularly noticeable among Senate Republicans, where the most bipartisan senator (meaning the highest percentage of votes against the party’s majority) です Maine’s Susan Collins, who voted against the GOP majority 21.6% of the time last year.
      その後, only two GOP senators racked up double-digit scores on bipartisanship: Kentucky’s Rand Paul (12.2% of the time voting against the GOP majority) そして Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski (10.1% 当時の).
        That’s a striking contrast with the Democratic side of the aisle, どこ 10 senators have double-digit bipartisan scores. Here’s that list:
        ジョー・マンチン (ウェストバージニア) 38.5%
          キルステンシネマ (アリゾナ): 33.1%
          Doug Jones (アラバマ): 32.2%
          Maggie Hassan (ニューハンプシャー): 17.6%
          Jon Tester (モンタナ): 16.2%
          Tom Carper (デラウェア): 15.5%
          Chris Murphy (コネチカット: 15.1%
          Mark Warner (バージニア): 14.9%
          ジャンヌ・シャヒーン (ニューハンプシャー): 12.1%
          シェルドンホワイトハウス (Rhode Island): 11.4%
          今, voting against your party’s majority isn’t the only way to measure bipartisanship. And not all votes are equal; voting against your party on some minor piece of legislation is A LOT different from crossing the aisle on, いう, President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.
            But these ratings are an indicator of what anyone who watches politics can see with their own two eyes: Republicans have next to no interest in bucking their own side on almost any vote, largely out of fear of incurring the wrath of former President Donald Trump.
            ポイント: If bipartisanship isn’t dead, it’s barely hanging on.




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