Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) labeled Republicans as hypocrites for accusing Wisconsin Democratic senators of obstruction for fleeing the state to avoid giving Republican Gov. Scott Walker a quorum for a bill that would weaken collective bargaining right for state employees.
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Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Hoyer said that Washington Republicans' numerous Senate filibusters should destroy any credibility they have on the issue.
"38, 39, 40, 41 Republicans did that consistently over the last four years in the United States Senate," he said. "Now, they were here, but they simply would not vote to bring measures to the floor of the United States Senate. I see no substantive difference."