Skip to comments.Sen. McCain: I ‘don’t understand’ GOP threats to filibuster Senate gun bill
Posted on 04/07/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT by opentalk
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday expressed opposition to possible GOP efforts to filibuster a Senate gun-control measure, saying he did not understand the move to block debate.
I dont understand it, said McCain on CBSs Face the Nation. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.
What are we afraid of? Why would we not want if this issue is as important as all of us think it is, why not take it to one of the worlds greatest deliberative bodies
A number of GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), Marco Rubio (Fla.), and Ted Cruz (Texas) wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) vowing that they would oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.
Reid is planning to bring to the Senate floor this month legislation that would expand background checks, toughen penalties on straw purchasers of firearms and provide funding for school safety.
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Anybody think to ask the genius why the filibuster exists at all?
Whiner doesn’t get his way.
Geeze, and to think many of us don’t understand how a guy whose claim to fame is getting shot down and then spending six years in prison holds and messes with a senate seat for lo these many years.
Thanks Arizona, once again, for voting in this progressive clueless jackass.
Hey Juan. The 2nd amendment is not open for debate, idiot.
But, if you value inalienable rights, then there is simply nothing to talk about. Nothing at all.
Wouldn’t this Benedict Arnold have made a great president?
Senile, or liberal...
How long has it been since the Senate last did any deliberating? Certainly never since Dingy Harry took charge.
He would not have been much better than Obama. McCain is a traitor and I do not care anymore about his so called service to the country. he has destroyed his image when it comes to that.
What’s not to understand? This is how stampedes get headed off. The rush to get something, anything, on the books as a “solution” for gun violence, only to realize later that far more regulation is ALREADY inscribed in the old statutes and law codes, and not repealed, that is not today being enforced.
Passing “new” laws is about as ineffectual of a strategy that could be thought up, if, like the laws already on the book, these “new” laws will only be enforced capriciously and sporatically, as the political coloration of the target changes.
Armed NRA members are regarded as MORE dangerous than armed gangbangers from Chicago. Yet, in a year’s time, how many persons die at the hands of gangbangers, and how many die at the hands of NRA members?
I can't stand the SOB but I'd crawl on my hands and knees to vote for him over 0.
Bill Cunningham - you didn't understand 0bama.
POWs - you didn't understand loyalty.
Steve Schmidt - you didn't understand conservatives.
ANWR - you didn't understand the Glowbull Warming hoax.
The only thing you understand, McCain, is money so go tell your pimp Soros that he's not paying you enough!
“Senile, or liberal...”
or RINO A$$hole.
McLame hasn’t understood a lot for many years now. I really believe we’re seeing the first signs of senility.