NICK EICHER, HOST: Last year, Senate Democrats blocked a police reform bill authored by the GOP. And earlier this month Republicans uniformly opposed a Democrat-sponsored police reform bill in the House.
Well, almost uniformly. One Republican crossed party lines, voting with Democrats: Congressman Lance Gooden of Texas.
Many of his GOP colleagues were quite surprised, but no one was more surprised than Congressman Gooden himself.
In a Tweet, he explained that he accidentally pressed the wrong button during the congressional vote. Gooden then submitted a handwritten request to change his vote.
Hmm. Wonder how much care he’ll take if the House ever votes on—I dunno—vote fraud?! Too soon?
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