Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:32 AM
kpete (54,609 posts)
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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Boo Hoo Hoo: GOP Senators gripe: We can't bring guns to hearing (Original post)
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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:44 AM
Buns_of_Fire (10,914 posts)
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.
Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #10)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:51 AM
sadbear (4,340 posts)
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.
Response to kpete (Original post)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:37 AM
Berlum (7,044 posts)
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.
Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #15)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:39 PM
Octafish (55,745 posts)
16. Brooks Brothers GOP Riot that helped shut down Florida vote count.
Bush's Conspiracy to Riot
Miami 'Riot' Squad: Where Are They Now?
Response to Octafish (Reply #16)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:34 PM
leftyohiolib (5,917 posts)
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.
Response to Berlum (Reply #5)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:45 AM
Recursion (50,859 posts)
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.
Response to Berlum (Reply #5)
Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:58 AM
Ganja Ninja (15,953 posts)
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.