Skip to comments.Sen. Manchin Tells Reporters His Expanded Background Checks Amendment Will Fail In The Senate Today
Posted on 04/17/2013 6:04:51 AM PDT by Zakeet
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told reporters on Wednesday that the compromise legislation he crafted with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) to expand background checks for gun purchasers does not have enough votes to pass the Senate when it comes up for a vote.
Chuck Todd, NBCs Chief White House Correspondent, speculated that, because the Manchin/Toomey compromise could not pass the House, there is no incentive for legislators who may be vulnerable on the issue of guns in 2014 to pass stricter legislation.
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This is especially good because it gives the Royal Idiot and his stalwart Libtard allies more time to work on their new cause!
Great start to the day.
I hope this freedom taker sees infinitely more failures of his ideals the rest of his miserable life.
--Elbridge Gerry, 1789
Good. Give them a bloody nose and if they come back for more, break it.
Good. I’m all for seeing 2nd Amendment traitors like Manchin and his sock puppet Toomey go down to flaming defeat.
Well there’s a spot of good news.
Perdogg called it even when the Dems were celibrating the big win on this this weekend and late last week, many smiles and laughter on MSNBC over finally beating the NRA.
I think the bombing helped kill this bill that was already on life support. The Sandy Hook weeping (on camera) moms trying to keep it going are old news now. The Cameras have moved up to Boston.
Notice that Manchin-Toomey is what the ruling class wants. But, if it’s not going to pass, members of the ruling elite don’t want to be singled out as having voted for failed legislation.
I’d be surprised if there is more than 5 members of Congress that actually cares about Americans or America.
Thus Pat Toomey ends his political career for absolutely FREAKIN’ NOTHING!!!!!
Indicating to me that he’s just too stoooopid to be my Senator.
Pass or not—we need to remember our good “friend” Pat Toomey.
The man with two faces.
I think that this has gone on the back burner for more important pressure cooker control legislation.
If only he had bought that extra case of champagne for his yacht, this might not be the case...
good. we will need every patriot to help fight the wahabis
he barely squeaked by against a weak opponent in Sestak in 2010 in the best year for the GOP in 75 years.
the idea that he was going to be reelected in 2016 in PA with Hillary on the ballot in a Presidential year always struck me as fanciful. and that was before this.
I would have never expected this to survive the House anyway. Much ado about nothing.
I knew and said years ago that Manchin was a loser, when will people get it that the term “ Conservative Democrat” or even “ Christian Democrat” are both oxymoron’s
If any of these folks held any Conservative or Christian beliefs, they could not/would not be able to vote democrat in any way shape or form
Obama has to be asking himself - how would banning pressure cookers advance the communist agenda?
Ding Dong, ding dong....You know a bipartisan legislative bill, even a Democrats dream bill like this one, is highly flawed when it can’t get past a cloture vote..... Everyone knows this bill is toxic because its a precursor to even worse legislation leading to a 2nd Amendment work around.