14 Republican Senators Will Defend The 2nd Amendment

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday became one of at least 14 Republicans to join the filibuster effort, initiated by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), aimed at blocking gun control legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is expected to bring up the bill this week.

    “Sen. McConnell opposes the Reid bill,” McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said in a statement. “While nobody knows yet what Sen. Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid bill, Sen. McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill.”

    Joining Kentucky Sens. Paul and McConnell are Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Mike Enzi (R-Wy.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kans.), Pat Roberts (R-Kans.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho.

    The Huffington Post reports that there are now 15 GOP senators supporting the filibuster, however, TheBlaze could only identify 14 based on reports.

    Not joining in the effort are Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, McCain said he was confused by his colleagues’ filibuster plan.

    “I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand,” McCain said. “I would not only encourage it, I don’t understand it. What are we afraid of?”

    In explaining why he intends to filibuster a proposed gun control bill, Paul said he fears Democrats will attempt to load the bill up with additional gun control measures, like Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) ban on so-called “assault weapons.”

    “We won’t let them bring it forward because our fear is that once it comes forward, they’ll come forward with something that sounds benign in the beginning but we already have the Feinstein Amendment that talks about banning certain types of guns. That is inconsistent with the Second Amendment,” Paul said in a recent Fox News interview.

  2. Lucrum


    Only 14, that doesn't say much for republicans.
  3. A republican filibuster in the senate, how out of character for them. This is news thanks for posting about this.
  4. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    When one side dominates the senate, the other side always resorts to filibuster. Democrat/Republican, makes no matter. It's a tactic (regardless of how lame or pertinent) of the minority party.
  5. Lucrum


    Senility has set in, time for that RINO to retire.
  6. He is no longer useful and has become a liability and a negative. It is time for him to go. I can also think of several on the Democrat side, who are doing way more harm than good.
  7. "Several"? How about ALL?

    Democrat = Communist/Marxist/Socialist... even Nazi?


  8. Maybe I am out of touch, but I just don't see all of them as insane as Shumer, Emanuel, Pelosi, Bloomberg, etc. I believe it will take a national crisis to expose these people for what they truly are. Until then, it is more of the same nonsense on guns, 64 oz. "Big Gulps", who is marrying who, etc., etc. US is becoming a nation of political crackpots. Perhaps these Marxists feed off of confusion and it is all staged......
  9. I'm for getting rid of the radicals, but it needs to be a purge of them from both sides and then it'd be ok. If all the left radicals weren't there to balance out the right radicals and vice versa we'd be screwed.
    On gay marriage issue, letting gays marry seems to be an issue all sides except for the religious would be for. Libs because it's one of their equal rights mantras, republicans because the small gov thinking and freedom of choice thinking would be for it and libertarian because they are for complete personl freedom.
  10. pspr


    McCain and Graham need to go home and give their seats up to someone who isn't a RINO.
    #10     Apr 9, 2013