Ryan Budget Fails in Senate; 5 Republicans Defect
The Ryan budget plan just failed by a vote of 40 in favor and 57 opposed. Senate Republicans voting "NO":
- Scott Brown
- Susan Collins
- Lisa Murkowski
- Rand Paul
- Olympia Snowe
Dick Lugar and Orrin Hatch, both facing potential primary armageddon from teabaggers, both voted in favor of eliminating Medicare. No Democrats defected.