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Favorable or Unfavorable #522: Patrick Leahy

Favorable or Unfavorable #522: Patrick Leahy  

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Patrick Leahy (VT-D) served in the US Sen for about half a century -- almost perfectly bookended by two of the most scandalous events in US history: Watergate and the Jan 6th Insurrection. 

His actions:

Leahy, Patrick 1974 1st non-GOP US Sen of VT since 1856, winning in the wake of Watergate fallout
Leahy, Patrick 1993 One of only a few Dems to vote against the Brady Bill
Leahy, Patrick 2001 Influential Senate Judiciary Committee Chair. Served during Early War on Terror, including Patriot Act
Leahy, Patrick 2006 Votes against extending Patriot Act
Leahy, Patrick 2007 Influential Senate Judiciary Committee Chair. Returns to chair, 8 years (2 from earlier for 10 total years)
Leahy, Patrick 2008 Leahy Law forbids State and Defense departments from sending military aid to nations w/ human rights violations
Leahy, Patrick 2017 Backs Sanders's Medicare for All Act
Leahy, Patrick 2020 Backs Bernie Sanders in Dem primary
Leahy, Patrick 2021 Presides over Trump's 2nd impeachment as Chief Justice Roberts can only preside over an incumbent president
Leahy, Patrick 2023 exits US Sen after 48 years, longest Congressional service for someone strictly in the US Sen
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