What leaders do: Cast tough votes

In the end the House vote wasn’t all that close (257-167) to pass the Senate’s fiscal cliff compromise. There were 85 Republicans, including the speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), who voted for the bill. Almost inexplicably, Reps. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.),¬†after the alternative […]