September 19, 2012:
When a bill that would provide job training for military veterans failed after a Republican filibuster, it quickly became one of the most shared stories of the year.
Former Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania—the first Iraq War vet to serve in Congress—called the Republicans’ obstruction a “disgrace.”
“These men and women fight for us overseas,” he said. “The last thing they need to do is come back home and fight to get jobs.” Read More
Watch Rachel Maddow’s original coverage: