Fox News reporter Peter Doocy was floored after President Donald Trump’s bill failed to score more votes than the Democrats’ bill in the Republican Senate.
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mitt Romney (R-UT) all supported the Democrat’s plan, which was presumably an unexpected outcome. The president’s measure also wasn’t supported by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), but they failed to vote for the Democratic proposal as well.
The procedural vote needed 60 senators to support but only garnered 52. If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought the bill to the floor, it would have passed and the shutdown would have ended. Instead, it heads into the 35th day.
Doocy showed video of Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) saying that the one good thing the vote did is show the president that his idea is not a popular one, even among his own party.
“We have no idea what comes next,” said. Doocy
Watch the video below: