The Democrats sneaked a provision into the omnibus spending bill that cleared the Senate today which closes down the school choice program in Washington, D.C. Schoolmates of the Obama children benefit from the program, and, as we noted here, Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs was tongue-tied when asked about the President’s position on the issue.
There was some hope that the Democrats, once the public started to become aware of what they were up to, would back off. But it was not to be. Senate Democrats killed the D.C. scholarship program today 50-39, on a mostly party line vote. The teachers’ unions got what they wanted.