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.
Senator Menendez would totally be for the Thatcher resolution if some underage hookers he didn't have to pay were involved.—
Eric (@eriContrarian) April 16, 2013
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:
The Senate just adopted the resolution honoring Lady Margaret Thatcher by unanimous consent.—
Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) April 16, 2013
Senate just passed McConnell's resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher by unanimous consent—
Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) April 16, 2013
Very happy to see Senate Democrats finally stopped objecting to a resolution honoring the life of Margaret Thatcher.—
Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) April 16, 2013