St. Louis-area Reps, except Clay, vote for flag amendment
Washington, DC – Lacy Clay was the only St. Louis area Congressman to vote against a proposed flag-burning amendment Wednesday.
The measure (HJ Res 10) passed the U.S. House and how heads to the Senate. It would add to the Constitution language that gives Congress the power to ban the flag's desecration.
Republicans Todd Akin, JoAnn Emerson and John Shimkus joined Democrats Russ Carnahan and Jerry Costello in voting for the amendment.
The only other Missouri Congressman to vote "no" was Kansas City Democrat Emanuel Cleaver, who said he deplored the idea of flag desecration, but felt the Congress had more important matters to discuss.
Flag Burning Amendment
|St. Louis Area Congressmen voting YES|
|Todd Akin (R-MO)|
|Russ Carnahan (D-MO)|
|Jerry Costello (D-IL)|
|JoAnn Emerson (R-MO)|
|John Shimkus (R-IL)|
|St. Louis Area Congressmen voting NO|
|William "Lacy" Clay (D-MO)|