Bob Dole In A Wheelchair And Other Sad Tweets From the Senate’s Disabilities Treaty Vote


By Eddie Scarry Comment

The U.S Senate voted today against ratifying a U.N. treaty that proponents said would offer international protection for people with disabilities. Critics of the bill (mostly Republicans) believed the bill would infringe on American sovereignty.

Sixty-seven votes were needed for the measure to pass. It fell short 61 to 38. In the aftermath of the vote, Twitter lit up with some generally depressing imagery.

We’ve compiled them here, though they may not be 100 percent factually accurate in their content.