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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

Boo Hoo Hoo: GOP Senators gripe: We can't bring guns to hearing

Senators gripe: We can't bring guns to hearing


Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz are asking for help in bringing unloaded guns to Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing.

The senators have run into hurdles with local and federal law enforcement.

“In anticipation of tomorrow’s hearing on gun control, we instructed our staff to work to ensure various unloaded firearms, under law enforcement supervision, could be brought into the hearing,” Graham and Cruz, wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy. “Our offices worked with various officials in local and federal law enforcement, as well as the Senate Sergeant at Arms, but it appears that the requirements to secure the weapons at the hearing are so impractical as to be unworkable.”

But Leahy’s office said they did not receive the letter from Graham and Cruz on Tuesday.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/ted-cruz-lindsey-graham-having-trouble-bringing-guns-to-hearing-86909.html#ixzz2JTOogeul

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Reply Boo Hoo Hoo: GOP Senators gripe: We can't bring guns to hearing (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
Hard Assets Jan 2013 #1
Recursion Jan 2013 #2
derby378 Jan 2013 #8
Recursion Jan 2013 #9
sadbear Jan 2013 #3
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #7
Buns_of_Fire Jan 2013 #10
sadbear Jan 2013 #13
hatrack Jan 2013 #4
Berlum Jan 2013 #5
Octafish Jan 2013 #6
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #15
Octafish Jan 2013 #16
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #17
Recursion Jan 2013 #12
Ganja Ninja Jan 2013 #14
neverforget Jan 2013 #18
malaise Jan 2013 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:33 AM

1. Reid should order the sergeant-at-arms to take Graham and Cruz to the nearest mental institution and

 

declare both seats vacant.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:34 AM

2. Feinstein does this all the time

Not sure why she can and they can't.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:40 AM

8. Seniority?

Cruz is a newbie. Feinstein knows how to pull strings.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 AM

9. It could be a devastating critique of the AWB

"This gun is banned, and this gun is not" side by side.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:35 AM

3. Cruz is going to be a major pain in the ass for at least the next 6 years.

Maybe longer. He's going to make Eric Cantor look like a wall flower.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:40 AM

7. Yes, it seems he is a reporter magnet. They report every asinine thing he says. Tx embarrassment.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:44 AM

10. The House has Gohmert. The Senate has Cruz.

In another world, under different conditions, they'd make for good comedy relief. But right now, "we are not amused" doesn't even BEGIN to cover it.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:51 AM

13. Gohmert doesn't fool anyone.

Hell, even his own party doesn't allow him to speak before 10PM or when more than 5 people are in House chambers.

They'll be calling Cruz the intellectual leader of the Senate republicans pretty soon. Dude's a smooth snake oil salesman. And a snake.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:36 AM

4. Why unloaded? If you really want to walk the talk, bring it, load it, chamber a round

Evildoers can strike anywhere, y'know!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:37 AM

5. Republican a-holes want to brandish guns to SEND A MESSAGE

They demand their right to intimidate other people into voting their way.

Infantile, asinine, and thugish.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:40 AM

6. It's a conservative tradition.



NAZI tested. NAZI approved.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:12 AM

15. is this a pic of the izod rebellion

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:39 AM

16. Brooks Brothers GOP Riot that helped shut down Florida vote count.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:34 PM

17. i remember that they went to florida to stop the counting - my head almost exploded

when scrotus stepped in and stopped the counting. since when does a supreme court get to tell any state how and when to choose electors. that was an impeachable offense.
there ought to be a non-partisan group that goes after people in gov that perform these kind of acts. they do shit like this knowing that the current make-up of the gov will not prosecute them for going beyond the scope of their assigned parameters. and i mean a group with subpoena power and real teeth like government police that police the politicians.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:45 AM

12. No, he wants to hold up two weapons, one of which is banned by the AWB and one which is not

It's actually a pretty effective response to Feinstein's habit of holding up a military-style rifle.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:58 AM

14. I'd like to see the Democrats bring in the crime scene photos from Newtown ...

C-span could do a split screen shot while the Republicans are bloviating.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:08 PM

18. And the 1400 killed since Newtown

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:45 AM

11. Fugg 'em! n/t

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