Joining 40 percent of Democrats, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-KY3, voted against the $700 billion emergency bailout, which failed to pass the House today in a 228-205 vote.
This is an unusual vote against party lines for Yarmuth, who votes with Democrats 97.7% of the time. However, as national media outlets pointed out, the bailout bill faced bi-partisan opposition inlcuding more than two-thirds of House Republicans.
Stuart Perelmuter, Yarmuth’s press secretary, was unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile, the Dow fell more than 700 points. (PB)