Only 17 Republicans voted against a bill that would temporarily raise the debt ceiling and provide government funding to Hurricane Havery victims Thursday.
Today on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Glenn discussed the politicians who chose to use hurricane relief funding as leverage rather than come to a bipartisan, altruistic agreement.
The final approval came Friday as the House voted 316-90. According to the New York Times, "The deal agreed to by the president cobbles together hurricane money with a debt-limit increase and a stopgap spending measure, relieving a logjam of issues that lawmakers needed to deal with before the end of September."
"This was ransom money," asserted Glenn. "Only 17 people saw this for what it was -- manipulating a crisis." According to the Daily Caller, only 17 senators voted against the funding. These include:
Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Steve Daines of Montana, Jeff Flake of Arizona, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Michael Enzi of Wyoming, Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah, James Risch of Idaho, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, John McCain of Arizona and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
Glenn went on to praise the organizations who have independently raised funds to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey including JJ Watt who raised $27 million, Michael Dell who gave $36million of his own money, Hollywood stars, and larger and smaller companies and charities including Bank of America and TheBlaze's very own, Mercury One.