Two of the seven Republicans who voted to continue funding NPR are right in my backyard. Thanks to the Washington Examiner for publishing this list. Obviously, these Republicans can’t be serious about cutting spending if they’re willing to continue funding state-run media.
Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y.
Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio
Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.
Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio
Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga.
In addition, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) pulled an Obama and voted present.
Update: Maggie linked, and I left the following comment:
I can tell you this, our local news media has been reporting about how many people in the North Country listen to NPR. No doubt trying to vilify those trying to defund it. In the meantime, I continue to pay for my Sirius subscription because I reject NPR, and I pay for NPR at the same time. Go figure.
If you want to know the history of how this all came about, see this post. It didn’t happen by accident.