Monday, January 26, 2009
Bayh Votes To Confirm Tax Cheat As Treasury Secretary
The Senate voted 60-34 tonight to confirm the nomination of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary, notwithstanding the revelations that he cheated on his taxes and employed an undocumented worker as his domestic housekeeper. Sen. Evan Bayh voted to confirm Geithner, while Indiana's Sen. Richard Lugar joined most Republicans in opposing his confirmation. Several Democrats joined Republicans in voting against Geithner, including Feingold (D-WI), Byrd (D-WV) and Harkin (D-IA). Independent Bernie Sanders also voted no.