Apparently the Republican Gangrene of 8 members in the Senate are actually taking their marching orders from Chuckie. A hot mic during yesterday's amendment process caught Chuckie asking one of his staffers, "Do our Republicans have a pass on this one if they want?”
In other words, can we allow our Republican allies to take cover on this politically unpopular vote (for conservatives) while we override them with our majority. Schumer gave Flake and Grahmnesty a pass -- but just this one time one would imagine. He knows they will be there when it is needed.