Sen. Mitch McConnell shouldn't get all the "credit" for blocking health care for 9/11first responders.
What he and the Senate Republicans have done is heartless and cruel, of course. But they weren't the first.
Long before McConnell got into the act, our own Mike Rogers was voting against health care for 9/11 first responders. Here's the vote from the House on Sept. 29.
Rogers will make a great show of being patriotic and standing tough against terrorism, but when it comes to showing compassion for the people who actually put their lives on the line when terrorism came to our shores, Rogers refused.
The next time our first responders are asked to rush into a collapsing building to save American lives, they shouldn't have to wonder if Americans will return the favor when they get sick.