Washington, D. C. – U. S. Senator Jim Bunning says he never received a letter from Governor Steve Beshear asking him to drop his opposition to a bill extending unemployment benefits to more than a million Americans. The Kentucky republican says he only learned of Beshear's concerns when he heard Illinois Senator Dick Durbin read from the letter on the senate floor.
"It's amazing to me how many misstatements and how the governor, democrat governor, of the Commonwealth could bring all these facts out to the Kuh the senator from Illinois and not the senator from Kentucky."
Bunning says he opposed the benefits because they're not paid for in the bill. The full senate overcame Bunning's objections last night and approved the extension.