Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FACT CHECKING: Senator Mark Pryor Votes

Mark Pryor Votes With President Obama 93% Of The Time
Senator Pryor Claims To Be "Fiercely Independent," But The Reality Is That He's Simply A Rubber-Stamp For President Obama.

Since President Obama Took Office, Pryor Has Voted With Obama An Average Of 93 Percent Of The Time. (Sen. Mark Pryor, Congressional Quarterly, Accessed 2/13/14)

Mark Pryor Only Votes Against Obama When He Gets Permission
Mark Pryor Likes to Claim He Has Voted Against President Obama 7% of the Time, but He Only Does So After Getting Permission. "Toward the end of the vote, Pryor entered the chamber through the back door, took a few steps inside, flashed a thumbs-down to the clerk, and retreated as fast and furtively as somebody dodging gunfire. Pryor burst back in, this time through a side door. 'Mr. President!' he called out. 'Mr. President!' He stopped in the well to consult with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a gun-control advocate who was keeping the whip sheet. Schumer gave Pryor a nod, and the Arkansan -- reassured that his vote was not needed to defeat the proposal -- changed his vote to an 'aye.'"  (Washington Post, 07/23/09)

Majority Leader Reid Bragged Mark Pryor Would Change His Vote When Told To Do So."The final vote was 52-48. Reid mentioned that three Democrats voted not to change the rules -- Sens. Carl Levin (MI), Joe Manchin (WV) and Mark Pryor (AR). 'But frankly, if I needed a couple of those, I could've gotten those too,' he said." (TPM, 11/25/13)

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