Vitter Grudgingly Says He Will Miss A Football Game To Vote, Still Unclear If He Will Attend Obama’s Speech


Yesterday, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) announced he would be skipping President Obama’s jobs speech tonight so that he can watch a football game. This morning, Vitter seemed to back away from his pigskin entertainment, posting on his Facebook wall that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had scheduled votes this evening before and after Obama’s speech. “Typical Harry Reid,” Vitter wrote, “now I’ll miss my own Saints game party at home.” View a screenshot below (click to enlarge):

ThinkProgress contacted Vitter’s office to ask if the senator will be attending the speech, but has not received a response. A staffer answering the phone said he did not know.