Good for Harry Reid for making sure Scott Brown didn't weasel out of his debate with his opponent Elizabeth Warren this Thursday evening -- Harry Reid Calls Off Votes To Prevent Scott Brown From Ditching Debate With Elizabeth Warren:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid interrupted proceedings on the Senate floor to announce there would be no more votes Thursday afternoon, delaying action on pressing issues like funding the government.
Why? Because he thinks Republicans were fixing the schedule to allow Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) to use evening votes as an excuse to get out of a debate with Elizabeth Warren.
“Madam president, I’m so sorry. We have no more votes today,” Reid said. “No more votes today. It’s obvious to me what’s going on. I’ve been to a few of these rodeos. It is obvious there is a big stall taking place. One of the senators who doesn’t want to debate tonight won’t be in a debate. While he can’t use the Senate as an excuse, there will be no more votes today.”
As Rachel Maddow noted, Brown did show up for the debate this evening and proceeded to try to run as far away from being a member of the Republican Party and any association with Mitt Romney as humanly possible. And who can blame him with the latest numbers from who is likely to retain control of the Senate. Here's more from Nate Silver's post which Rachel mentioned in the segment above -- Senate Forecast: What Has Gone Wrong for G.O.P. Candidates?.