But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘Rand Paul and Ted Cruz threaten filibuster on guns’
Because he wants to do it.
Who cares what the American people think. The tea party….they ‘really’ know the Constitution so they will stop any legislation that might be Unconstitutional – to them.
Eveybody say thank you Harry Reid for reforming the Senate rules on filibustering with just 41 votes….
Oh that’s right.
You DIDN’T reform that rule so the minority still controls the majority in the Senate.
‘An overwhelming 90 percent of registered voters in the Post/ABC poll favored a proposal requiring background checks at gun shows’.
@ : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/gun-control-poll_n_2860099.html
‘Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are threatening to filibuster gun-control legislation, according to a letter they plan to hand-deliver to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office on Tuesday’.
“We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions,” the three conservatives wrote in a copy of the signed letter obtained by POLITICO’.
‘Lee staged a test vote on the issue during consideration of the Senate budget last week. He tried to amend a point of order against gun control legislation to the budget but fell short’.
‘It needed a three-fifths supermajority and failed 50-49, needing 60 votes to pass’.
‘But the final tally emboldened Lee, Paul and Cruz because they were so close to a majority and a filibuster takes just 41 votes to sustain’.
From : http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/rand-paul-and-ted-cruz-threaten-filibuster-on-guns-89299.html