Have confirmed, as others have reported, that the senator blocking the Thatcher resolution is Menendez (D., N.J.).—
Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) April 16, 2013
Will the Senate pass a resolution to honor the late Margaret Thatcher? Not if Sen. Bob Menendez has anything to say about it.
As the Daily Caller reported yesterday — and National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru has evidently confirmed — Menendez is responsible for holding up a proposed Senate resolution to “honor the life, legacy, and example of British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher.”
Paying tribute to a champion of freedom is apparently just not that important to the priorities-challenged senator.
It is — but what else would you expect from a disgrace like Menendez?
Sen. Menendez proposed his own version of a resolution:
Unfortunately for him, the effort didn’t pan out. The resolution in its original language has just passed: