Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Gun Control
Posted on 04/09/2013 5:43:09 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to filibuster new gun control legislation, putting up a significant roadblock to Democratic efforts to move forward on the measure this week.
McConnell is now the 15th Senator to sign on to the Republican gun control filibuster, an effort that has been spearheaded by conservative Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Lee (R-Utah).
As the top Senate Republican, McConnell's support gives the filibuster a much higher chance of success, imperiling the already-delicate bipartisan negotiations on new gun control measures.
McConnell's promise to filibuster also deflates criticism from the more moderate wing of the GOP. During an appearance on CBS's Face The Nation Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) seemed bewildered by the idea of the filibuster, and called on Republicans to allow debate over the bill.
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Given that McConnell spoke for a couple of minutes towards the end of Rand Paul's last filibuster on the domestic use of drones, I believe him.
As with last time, he does wait until the parade is already in progress and being well received before he decides to join it.
Still, there are worse things he could be doing. He could be going on MSNBC calling Sen Paul and his colleagues whacko birds.
I think he still needs to primaried, or, at the very least, taken out of the position of Senate leadership. But, this is probably not the time to beat him up. I'm sure he'll give us plenty of opportunities for that.
Either Business Insider has made a reporting error, or we've missed someone.
Yesterday we had the actual letter from Rand Paul and his colleagues stating their promise to filibuster. The letter had 13 Senators, including Paul. McConnell should make 14 unless someone's joined in the last 24 hours that we haven't heard about. If so, I'd like to know who it is so he/she can get fair recognition.
I will believe it when I see it.
Naive? What’s naive about expecting those in gov’t, who swore an Oath, to understand and defend the Constitution??
Better question is: Why the hell is XYZ still in office after 15+ years?!
There would be no harm in thanking ANYONE whom routinely showed and stayed the course. But I don’t congratulate those that ride the coat tails for their ‘bravery’.
Do I want more laws? HELL NO. I’m (L), I want as few as possible. But even I know your ‘benefit of a doubt’ in a party/leaders that have done NOTHING to roll back ONE (UNCONSTITUTIONAL) law/reg/etc. is misplaced.
There should be NO time wasted in choosing to champion Rights nor FREEDOM. That buffoon can’t articulate reason ONE why it should not even be brought up in the Senate.
This is a good indicator of which way the wind is blowing according to the RNCs own internals. Now that the parade has formed, Sen McConnell wants to get in front of it as it passes by him. That’s okay, we’ll take all the support we can get for the heavy lifters, like Sen Paul and Sen Cruz.
It would also be hysterical to see Sen John McCrazy call the Senate minority leader a whacko bird.
” He is scared of a primary challenge now.”
I don’t think that would help. I’m starting to think maybe Mitch McConnell was under blackmail by Obama using information Obama stole by Bugging McConnell’s office.
Now that we know about the Bugs if Obama plays his cards we will also know who did it, and that will defiantly be grounds for Impeachment by the house at least.
At least that is what I am hoping is going on.
As they say.....
A democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb sitting down to decide “What’s for dinner?”
A Republic is 2 wolves and a well armed lamb sitting down to decide “What’s for dinner?”
Let’s see how many Republicans follow McConnell’s lead, he is after all the minority leader........
There’s reports someone secretly taped a meeting of his staff in which they were discussing (article says “attacking”) Ashley Judd. I think they were discussing her religious views and mental health issues.
Maybe hes just no longer scared of being blackmailed by Obama due to information Obama may have illegal obtained by bugging his office?
A democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb sitting down to decide Whos for dinner?
A Republic is 2 wolves and a well armed lamb sitting down to decide Whats for dinner?
A little correction, as its who’s for dinner not what.
Although we oppose the bill, it deserves an up or down vote crap
How does Any piece of legislative idiocy that bypasses Article V, the way the Last over 22,000 of them which, “Deserved a Vote” actually deserve anything more than being taken to the Senate Rest Rooms and put to use for the only purpose it merits?
An Oath to uphold and defend the Constitution?
Will Someone please tell McStupid what the word Oath means.
“a solemn promise, often invoking a divine witness, regarding one’s future action or behavior”
Sounds like there must be a lot of public pressure to do the right thing.
So much for this bullshit. Senate Repubs have just announced a “compromise” gun-grab bill they will support, to be announced in a few minutes.
” Maybe hes just no longer scared of being blackmailed by Obama due to information Obama may have illegal obtained by bugging his office?”