Skip to comments.Jim DeMint: Why I May Filibuster New START
Posted on 12/02/2010 3:25:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Many of us have been concerned that the START Treaty would weaken our national security, and recent revelations of previously undisclosed talks with Russia on missile defense and movement of Russian tactical nuclear warheads only raise more questions that must be answered. Ive asked for the full negotiating records, as have been provided to the Senate on previous treaties, but the Obama administration has continually denied that request and promised that missile defense was never part of the negotiations with Russia. But we have now learned that the State Department did in fact meet with Russia to specifically discuss missile defense, after months of denying these discussions ever took place.
With the additional news that Russia moved warheads near the borders of our NATO allies this spring warheads that are conspicuously not covered by START its time to get some straight answers and for the State Department to provide the full negotiating records. The START Treaty could severely weaken Americas ability to defend our people and our allies against missile attacks from nations like Iran, and we need all of the facts on how this treaty was agreed to.
Additionally, I will use every tool available to oppose an attempt to rush the debate over the START Treaty during this lame-duck session of Congress. The newly elected Republican senators have signed a letter asking our leadership to postpone debate on START until they take office in a few weeks and have ample time to review the details. Americans didnt vote in November to ram through the Obama administrations wish list this December.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) is chairman of the Senate Steering Committee and member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Are the dumbdumbs going to try to pass this as a federal law to get around the 2/3’s Senate requirement?
He’s a good man
FILIBUSTER THE SUCKER!
Kicking ass and taking names.
nobama, you've been called out for your despicable lies. And...
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I love this guy.
Filibuster like you were Mr. Smith!!!!
Thank you Senator DeMint!
The one and only Conservative Senator in my opinion.
See onyx, the Repubs are going to run the clock out on the Dims. 29 days left. ;-)
Thank you, Sen. DeMint!
Yes, and over in the House, Ron Paul voted with the democrats to maintain the Bush tax cuts for the so-called middle class.