Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) became the latest Republican to announce he would be skipping the president’s jobs speech on Thursday night. He tweeted to his constituents that he would ‘listen to President’s speech carefully’ but that he had ‘family and friends coming over for the big game,’ referring to the highly anticipated opening game of the NFL season between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.
Vitter made a similar choice to tea party-favorite Rep. Joe Walsh, who announced earlier this week that he didn’t want to be a ‘prop’ in a speech he claimed was more about the president’s reelection than creating jobs.
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