WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 — Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota, was hospitalized on Wednesday after what his office at first called a “possible stroke,” leading to concern among Democrats that their new one-vote majority in the Senate could be in danger.
I say this is an OUTRAGEIt's nothing more than a republican DIRTY TRICK.
Oy. We lose the democratic majority in the senate Before we even GET IT?? OY vey! OY VEY!
The times continues here:
The news highlighted the fragility of the Democrats’ new majority in the Senate. If Mr. Johnson’s health problems prevent him from serving, his replacement would be named by Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, a Republican. Assuming that Mr. Rounds named a Republican, the 51-49 Democratic majority in the new Senate would become a 50-50 split. Vice President Dick Cheney would break the tie, effectively giving Republicans control of the chamber.The depressing news is here: