The GOP votes against international disability accord

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In the midst of all the headlines about how the cold-hearted GOP won’t pass a middle-class tax cut until the president agrees to a tax cut on the rich, on Tuesday the Senate came up short on the two-thirds vote required to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a United Nations treaty aimed at securing rights for disabled people around the world.

The vote was 61-38, and all 38 votes against setting international standards to protect and accommodate the disabled were cast by Republicans.

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