Report: GOP Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Ready to Filibuster Democrats’ Gun Control Push in the U.S. Senate – 3/25/13
Three of the leading new wave of GOP Conservative leaders are going to serve notice tomorrow on Sen. Harry Reid that they will oppose his moving forward with any legislation that would attack the 2nd Amendment Rights of American Citizens. Politico is reporting tonight that Senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz will deliver a letter to Reid tomorrow, and they are willing to mount a filibuster if necessary to keep the Democrats’ Gun Control Agenda from moving forward!
POLITICO: 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.
Reid plans to bring up a gun-control measure that focuses on broadening background checks and cracking down on interstate gun-trafficking after the current Senate recess.
Conservatives are concerned that once that bill reaches the floor, amendments could stiffen restrictions on gun control.
Moreover, they understand that Reid intends to allow liberal amendments that would limit clip capacity and ban certain assault weapons to be offered — even though they would be defeated — to give Democrats a chance to vote on them. For moderate Democrats in competitive states, that amounts to an opportunity to vote no and show allegiance to gun rights.
Though they don’t use the word “filibuster” in the letter, the conservatives are leaving no doubt that they would filibuster on an initial procedural question — the motion to proceed. . . . Read More
Filibuster Part 2? Rand Paul & Ted Cruz threaten to block any gun control bill Harry Reid brings to the floor tmblr.co/ZJltTxh7dP5V— Poor Richard (@poor_richard) March 26, 2013