March 16, 2006
Chafee May Support Bush Censure
Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI), "who cast a protest vote against President Bush's reelection in 2004, says he won't rule out support for what he calls the 'drastic' penalty of a formal Senate censure of Mr. Bush," the Providence Journal reports.
"Chafee has jumped into a debate that Feingold's fellow Democrats have treated with uneasiness at a moment when polls show most Americans supporting the wiretap program -- even as they give Mr. Bush low approval ratings overall."
However, the New York Times notes most Republicans are using the censure proposal as a "rallying cry" to whip up support for Bush.