Skip to comments.20 Republicans set to uphold controversial UN treaty
Posted on 07/11/2012 6:24:39 AM PDT by IbJensen
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are pushing two controversial UN treaties that the U.S. Senate will consider this month.
Upon the advice of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama has confirmed his intention to sign two controversial U.N. treaties -- the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) and the so called "small arms" treaty.
Although many citizens and elected representatives are sounding the alarm about the small arms treaty, such as this entry Sunday at the Daily Paul, some political observers note that the treaty is unlikely to pass the Senate. But a very different scenario is developing for the Law of the Sea.
Twenty Republican senators are set to join with Democrats in upholding LOST. Some who are included in the list of 20 are those who have not yet decided how they will vote on the issue. Thus, the list of 20 includes those who have either declared support for LOST or declined to indicate their views on the subject one way or the other
The U.S. Constitution grants authority to presidents to enter into treaty agreements with other nations and entities. But due to the fact that a treaty, if approved, becomes the law of the land, the U.S. Senate must approve by an exact two-thirds majority rather than the simple supermajority of 60 votes. This means that 67 votes are needed in the Senate to approve a treaty.
The 20 Republicans who are apparently set to uphold the treaty, or who have not yet decided, are Enzi, McConnell, Hutchison, Toomey, Johanns, Ayotte, Graham, McCain, Lugar, Kirk, Snowe, Collins, Murkowski, Isakson, Grassley, Portman, Corker, Cochran, Brown, and Alexander.
The small arms treaty, on the other hand, is facing a much more difficult task in gaining the approval of the Senate.
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In the photo, Paneta looks as though he’s LOST at sea.
Hillary may have sat on a whoopie cushion, then again she may not have.
Bozo thinks that he head something, but fortunately has lost his olfactory capability.
These people belong in a zoo and certainly not at the highest levels of a failing nation!
Unfortunately, Richard Lugar is one of them. I don’t think he is bothering to answer his calls any more.
I used the check mechanism and nothing came up. Oh, well this article has a photo of the three stooges.
Lugar is toast so he can show his true colors, which should have been apparent to Hoosier voters for thirty years!
One on romney’s a-list for vp? Why am I not surprised. Mittens will be the death of us all in the end.
Why am I not surprised....lol. And FREEPERS find him conservative. ROTFLMAO. I have told people so many times that he is not but will this wake them up? NO!!!
Hey, I just got off the phone with Isackson’s office and they confirmed the Senator is voting AGAINST both treaties.
It never hurts to get this topic out multiple times.
Awwwww, so cute! You actually BELIEVE a politician's promises? Look honey, here's another one! LOL
Cowards all. Yet the majority of the GOP will say “We have to reelect them, the alternative is worse!”
I am contacting Ayotte of NH.
People should also tell conservative radio talk show hosts. A might megaphone is pretty helpful too.
You screwed up BIG TIME with this one, Governor Palin...this 'mama grizzly' is really a 'soviet bear'...
What are your concerns with Ayotte?
Same with KayBailey! Seems like a lot of “soon ex-Senators” are amoung the 20. How nice of them to spit on our Big Mac as they go out the door.
There’s a good chance Kirk will jot vote at all since he’s recovering from a severe stroke.
The one for sure who won’t yield to pressure is the old Hoosier former favorite, Lugar.
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