Yesterday, Congressman Mo Brooks was campaigning for Senate in Alabama when the House unanimously passed a bill to assist the heroic Capitol Police Officers shot last month in Alexandria.
Brooks’ skipped vote was on the day he released a controversial campaign ad that used audio from the actual shooting. The ad was quickly condemned by the office of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Shortly after the shooting, Scalise’s wife praised Capitol Police Officers David Bailey and Crystal Grinner, saying in a statement that they “saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field.”
And for those keeping track, here’s the other votes Brooks skipped yesterday while he was on the Alabama campaign trail:
Vote #407: Bill to authorize funding for the CIA, NSA and Office of the National Intelligence Director.
Vote #408: Bill to provide an additional $2 billion in veterans’ health care funding. (There are 409,997 veterans residing in Alabama.)
Vote #409: Bill to eliminate the 15-year time limit to use Post-9/11 GI bill education benefits.