Can’t they just end the fillibuster if they have 60 votes? Seriously, all 13 will probably have to go to the bathroom at the same time and it will end after 12 hours, and then Rand will vote for the gun bill. Isn’t this what he did during his Chuck Hagel nomination?
The Newtown parents will be on full display tonight on 60 minutes. It wasn’t enough for them to promote a gun free zone at their school, and for Connecticut to pass sweeping gun laws. No, now they have to go on 60 Minutes and pull on heartstrings so that all of the U.S. gives up their guns. Do they not realize that the criminals will keep theirs?
They need 41 votes to sustain it. Remember there’s 4/5 allegedly “pro-gun” Democrats that will be under pressure if they vote to break the filibuster so the other side not only need 5 traitor GOPers they need to convince the handful of red state Dems that it’s a good idea.
Rand won’t vote for the bill and if they manage to break the filibuster he will use other tactics during the debate to stall them and will also filibuster final passage and insist on 60 votes.