List of Republicans who voted for the nomination of John Brennan

I still say all of the jacka$$es that voted for Brennan ought to be hung by their private parts over an alligator pond on a long fishing pole.

The Blaze – John Brennan’s nomination for the post of CIA Director was met by an unprecedented response among a vocal, if small, group within the Republican coalition in the Senate. Specifically, following the leadership of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Brennan’s nomination was filibustered in the most old-fashioned way.

However, that filibuster failed to convince 13 Republicans in total, all of whom voted for Brennan’s eventual confirmation. Making matters worse, at least one of those actively participated in the filibuster. Who were the Republicans who bucked their party and voted for Brennan? Read on to find out, in alphabetical order, who was responsible.

See the list here.

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  • 57thunderbird

    There were no surprises in that list. 🙁

    • proverbs2611

      Sadly… You’re right. Sellouts.

  • proverbs2611

    I’m really glad we’re seeing this stuff BEFORE the 2016 field is solid. Still… what the eff is wrong with the (notso) GOP? Total sellouts. Really wish we had a 3rd party. I’m more and more cynical change can happen within the (notso) GOP.

  • proverbs2611

  • No not a surprise at all. I’d like to volunteer to be on who strings these ba$tards up. I’ve got some fishing line, and I’m sure there’s some ‘gators around here.

    • 57thunderbird

      Not sure the gators could stomach them.:-)

      • Yeah, don’t want to be cruel to them. Maybe just roll the jackwagons in peanut butter first, then the gators can chew on them for the taste, then spit them out. Ah heck just do em like Charlie says,

        • 57thunderbird

          Thanks for that ABiC!I love Charlie Daniels!A patriot through and through!Very fitting.

    • Nukeman60

      I would tie the lines for you, if you wanted. I’m terrible at knots. They may just come undone. 😉

  • RocklinConservative

    Rubio is on that list. I know he went down and spoke during the filibuster, but i can’t help but think it was to play both sides for later when he runs for prez. Not because he really believes in it. He is GOP establishment count on it.

    • Amjean

      He didn’t speak very long. Needed a photo op.

      • c4pfan

        Yeah, he had to get his mug on tv somehow.

    • cabensg

      The longer he’s around the more I don’t like him. He can take his presidential bid and stuff it.

    • he won’t be the nominee. people are seeing right through him. he’s only focusing on the hispanic voters. just like romney only focused on the independent voters. they forget about the rest of us believing they have us all wrapped up. not any more.

      • spin43

        If your talking about Rubio, he is NOT a natural born citizen, like Obama. Does the Constitution matter?

        • RocklinConservative

          I agree …

    • Smith Smith

      Your right and Rand Paul has done simliar things, he voted for Hagel and his reason was “I give the president some prerogative in choosing his political appointees”

      All I see on the list that voted yes is a bunch of rinos that need the boot!!

      It is sad, Rubio and Rand are bothing becoming Rinos, Please Ted Cruz hold strong.

      • spin43

        Is Ted Cruz eligible to be President? I am talking in terms of Constitutionality, not by Obama standards.

      • At least Rand stands by his vote, and gave a Constitutional reason(though I can’t seem to agree it was right). Rand readily admits he didn’t like Hagel or Kerry, I honestly think Rubio likes Brennan.

    • ApplePie101

      I think they get themselves on record, so in future campaigns they can claim to have ‘fought against’ legislation that they later vote for. That’s why we need to keep score on them. There are only a few who haven’t fouled themselves in some way in the past few years.

  • Nukeman60

    Many here may be surprised at Rubio, but not me. I think he’s just beginning to show his colors.

    Most of Washington is corrupt. It’s a “good ‘ole boys” club and it’s high time we took a firehose to the whole lot. If they think the 2% cuts of the sequester is WAY too much to cut spending, then we have no need for any of them.

    • Amjean

      You are right….2%…..most of us have tightened our belts because
      due to the actions of our politicians, food and gas prices have gone
      up significantly. And you just know they are waiting to increase prices
      for utilities once they have Cap ‘n Tax in place.

      Self serving losers, most of them.

  • 57thunderbird

    I have the tar.Does anybody have the feathers and the rail?

    • I have chickens. I can get the feathers. Someone else will have to supply the rail.

      • 57thunderbird

        I think I know where I can get one. 😉

        • Good. because now that I’ve just read that story on our military getting screwed again, I am SO angry.

          • 57thunderbird

            I can relate.Obama has a very bad habit of using the military as pawns to get his way!How many times now has he done things to hurt the troops?I can think of at least three.

  • My solid Conservative Senator Dan Coats saddens me very much! He is usually so solid I am saddened, ashamed, and furious all at once!!

  • PNWShan

    The standard response for the past 20+ years from Republican Senators voting to confirm leftwingers has been that while the Senate can “advise and consent” the President gets to choose. They naively believed that if they let the Dem. Presidents get their picks, then the Dems would similarly acquiesce to a Republican President’s choices.

    However, that rarely happens. Remember the judge who waited over 450 days for confirmation – so long that he gave up? Dem Senators routinely block Rep nominations.

    When will the Republican establishment ever learn that being gentlemanly doesn’t win you friends in politics, it only invites the other side to pummel you?

    • 57thunderbird

      Some people never seem to learn.

    • white531

      That was about the most intelligent comment I have seen here on this site in quite some time.

  • Amjean

    Rubio – chuckle, chuckle.

    • c4pfan

      Freaking crazy. Did he say WHY?

      • Maybe. It probably sounded like Ralph Cramden doing his “hummina hummina hummina” bit.

  • c4pfan

    You mean like Rubio?

  • So did they apply their chap stick before or after they kissed his asz?

  • Brennen opposes the Patriot Act because he thinks it violates our rights. He opposes aggressively targeting terrorist suspects, because he thinks it violates our rights. He is all for giving terrorist suspects broader habeous corpus rights. Therefore, he should be a good fit for your viewpoints: You both seem to agree that the war on terrorism violates our rights when terrorist suspects get killed by drones and other actions.

  • spin43

    Richard Burr (NC), a pretend conservative comes out of hiding and votes for Brennan. Can’t we find a better candidate in 2016? Who will run against Hagan in 2014. Is she now pretending to be moderate? Could we get Randall to run?

  • spin43

    What happened to TN? The Volunteer State? What are you volunteering? Your soul for Communism?

  • Rocco11

    The usual suspects, there’s your Marco folks…

  • JoeMontana16

    Both of my Senator’s didn’t vote in favor of him. Very very proud to be a Texan.

    • unfortunately my state of virginia has two elected democrats, both who are in the back pocket of obama and his puppets and only do what he tells them to do.
      look forward to voting out warner in 2014.

      • spin43

        Also, your Governor is leaning left. I think Maryland is invading!

    • spin43

      I am so far very impressed with Cruz. Look at his bio and I bet he has no problem releasing his records. Hopefully, the old guard, which includes your senior senator, don’t convert him.

  • retiredconservative

    I’m angry and ashamed of my senators. I voted for both of them: Flake & McCain. They really were the lesser evils in those elections, but look what the lesser evils have wrought.

    • Don’t give up on Flake he’s still a good senator and stood with Rand the other night. The votes for cabinet nominee’s aren’t really important its what he does as senator and on policy that is important and Flake is generally solid.

      • retiredconservative

        Thank you for your encouraging words. I worry about Arizona–the urban areas grow more and more blue every day.

        Also–Brennan was sooooo obviously an inappropriate choice that I’m baffled by what any senator could have seen as his redeeming qualities.

        • spin43

          Unfortunately the majority belong to the same country club. At least Richard Burr was found at Obama’s dinner summit. Someone suggested putting his picture on milk cartons.

      • colliemum

        If the votes aren’t really that important, and the dems have the majority, then why vote for him and not against?

        • spin43

          Why even vote? Maybe Obama can nominate domestic terrorist Bill Ayers for head of Homeland Security or put Tony Resko as head of HUD.

        • tinlizzieowner


      • rubio also voted for brennan which is another one I have problem with and wonder why bother to speak on the senate floor if you knew you were going to vote for brennan?

    • spin43

      You got caught up with all the negative McShame advertising. Remember, he spent over 10 million to get re-elected. Besides, Haywood would be a better senator, assuming you are conservative. McShame has Stockholm Syndrome, was almost last in his Naval Academy class, a spoiled military brat, and very reckless flying jets. You people in AZ get what you deserve for letting the media, including FOX News, especially Hannity, persuade you to vot for this old fool.

  • sDee

    I have called Senator Burrs office now many times over this. Never has the staffer disputed the traitorous subversive record of Brennen. When I ask how then, Sentor Burr could support him?…. “It’s Complicated”.

    Yes, Mr. Burr, I guess some things are complicated or, can be excused as such…..

    As a distant relative of Aaron Burr, it was a honor for me to get to speak with people so dedicated in honoring his legacy.

    The globalists are closing in on us. The Republican party is a spineless bunch of quislings. It must be taken over or subsumed. Otherwise liberty cannot survive.

    Freemen must stand up and together, now.

    • spin43

      I am requesting that Burr cut his staff expenses in half and ask Obama to unlock the White House so the volunteers can continue the tours. Please call or email him today.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Okay, I guess I understand why Dimocrats voted for Brennan, but for the life of me, I don’t understand why Republicans would vote for him. I’d appreciate anyone perspective on this. Thanks, I appreciate it.

    • Rocco11

      RINO’s consistently roll over and show their belly to the Left, it’s an instinct that cannot be unlearned. This is why Rubio can never be “the guy.”

      • spin43

        You are absolutely correct about Rubio, and besides, he is not a natural born citizen. I am beginning to distrust most of these Floridian politicians, especially Jeb Bush.

    • 57thunderbird

      See PNWsha’s post below.It explains it quite well.Scroll down.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Well, I can’t say that Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are any surprise to me but Rubio is turning into a big disappointment. 🙁

  • 12grace

    We need to divorce the gov’t.

  • ApplePie101

    And here’s the short form, to add to your blacklist:
    #1. Richard Burr (R-NC)
    #2. Dan Coats (R-IN)
    #3. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
    #4. Susan Collins (R-ME)
    #5. Bob Corker (R-TN)
    #6. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
    #7. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    #8. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
    #9. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
    #10. John McCain (R-AZ)
    #11. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
    #12. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
    #13. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

    Yes, Rubio.

  • Sober_Thinking

    This is a dark day in America. When a known Muslim, an incompetent clown is knowingly voted into office – the selected “yes-“man” of Obama… to the number one spy position in America with access to everything classified and secret… by so-called Americans, let alone so-called Republicans… these people ought to be placed in stocks in their respective capital cities and kept there until every citizen of that state has had an opportunity to come by and urinate on them, just like they urinated on America.

    My comments:

    Alexander (R-TN), Yea: Kick the traitor out.
    Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting: Not that anyone cares…
    Burr (R-NC), Yea: Kick him out. Kick the traitor out.
    Coats (R-IN), Yea: Kick him out. Kick the traitor out.
    Coburn (R-OK), Yea: HUGE disappointment. I thought he was one of the good guys. Kick the traitor out.
    Collins (R-ME), Yea: Kick the traitor out.
    Corker (R-TN), Yea: Again, I thought this person had his head on straight. I was wrong. Kick the traitor out.
    Flake (R-AZ), Yea: Just like his name implies – he’s a flake. How is he any different than Scott Brown? Talks like a Tea Party candidate, votes like a Democratic congressman. This liar has been on the wrong side of most votes since he’s been elected. I can’t wait to see him get what he deserves. Kick the traitor out.
    Graham (R-SC), Yea: No surprise here… this is Arlen Specter 2.0. Dinner with Obama must have been especially good the night before. Maybe he got to sit in papa’s lap? Kick the traitor out.
    Hatch (R-UT), Yea: It’s funny, many people stuck up for this phoney… even Mark Levin? I think he’s now too old for the job. I’m very disappointed with him. Kick the traitor out.
    Kirk (R-IL), Yea: No surprise here… is there even one sane person in my former home state of Illinois? Nope. Kick the traitor out.
    McCain (R-AZ), Yea: Wow, I didn’t see this coming. He’s a masochist and loves his new master: Obama. He apparently burned all his few remaining brain cells during the 2008 campaign… he’s a maverick alright… so was Arlen and Christ when they were Republiicans. McLame makes me sick and is long past retirement. Kick the traitor out.
    Murkowski (R-AK), Yea: Not really a Republican is she? Palin warned Alaskans and America about this liar. The concerns are warranted more and more as this poser remains in office. Kick the traitor out.
    Rubio (R-FL), Yea: Well well well. I gave him points for his johnny-come-lately role in the filibuster… turns out I wasted any warm thoughts on him. I don’t care how sharp he is: he’s dumber than a box of rocks (again) with this vote. Future John McLame in the making. Kick the traitor out.
    Vitter (R-LA), Not Voting: Coward!!!
    Wyden (D-OR), Yea: What happened? Did Obama and his thugs rough you up for having a sane moment during the filibuster? Phoney!

    These people make me sick. Especially the repeat offenders who also accepted Kerry and Hagal. Phoney, lying wastes they all are.

    As long as anyone tolerates these viruses, the patient (America) will remain sick. Forget the Republican party… they’re already comatose.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Hung by private parts is too soft. They should have to surrender their ‘man parts’, just as they surrender to Obama. Then they should have to wear Pink Ties and/or TShirts that say, Dhimmi in Full Submission to Islam.

    Sissy Wussy Weenies all.

    • Conniption Fitz

      In fact, perhaps somebody at Etsy could make Pink Dhimmi Ties and TShirts to send to these cowardly non-patriots.

  • Pancake3

    Read the list of Republicans who voted FOR confirmation of POS Muslim Brennan. Whoever called Republicans conservatives?

  • abe-froman

    I am reminded of of Reverend Edward Everett Hale vs. the U.S. Senate, when asked if he prayed for the Senators; he said “NO. I look at the senators and pray for our country” Truer words never spoken!

  • Army_Pilot1967

    I agree with you on Rubio, tinlizzie. When he first popped onto the national stage I was thinking we finally had a clean cut, young, charismatic republican that would be a great draw and would help get our country out of the mess that obama put us in. Whoa, how wrong was I… He’s either a Dimocrat or a full fledged RINO. I’m not sure which, but he can go back wherever he came from as far as I’m concerned.