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Today, the Senate, with the help of sixteen Republican Senators, voted to proceed on new proposed gun control legislation.
Two of these sixteen were my senators from Tennessee: Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Instead of standing with Paul, Cruz, Rubio and Lee, they stood with Diane Feinstein, Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer. Oh they had their reasons for voting this way. You see, their vote was actually pro-second Amendment!
Alexander's office released a statement today after the vote. Laughably, the statement lead with the statement "Alexander: “Always Ready to Defend” Tennesseans’ Second Amendment Rights in U.S. Senate."
“I’m always ready to defend and debate the Second Amendment constitutional rights of Tennesseans. In fact, I look forward to sponsoring and voting for amendments that strengthen those rights. To be unwilling to defend and debate Second Amendment rights on the Senate floor would be like joining the Grand Ole
Really Senator Alexander? Really? If you truly believed this you would have killed this thing today. If voting the way Alexander did was "defending" the Second Amendment, then why did known gun grabbers vote the same way Alexander did? Was their vote a defense of the Second Amendment?
Not to be outdone, Senator Corker released a one sentence statement on the vote:
“I don’t understand why any senator wouldn’t want to debate these issues, but in the end, I will not support any legislation that violates our Second Amendment rights.”
You see what these two are doing? They vote to allow gun control legislation to proceed so they can vote against it later on. Then they'll run back to Tennessee and talk about how much of a Second Amendment defender they are. This is politics over principle folks, plain and simple and I for one am sick of it. This bill should have been killed today. Period.
Alexander is up for re-election next year. This will not be forgotten.
Via The Tennessean:
Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Roy Herron called a press conference in Legislative Plaza to ask Republican members to vote against House Bill 261, a measure that would reduce welfare payments if a child fails a grade unless a parent takes corrective action.
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Wait, did I mention that Brennan has a vested interest in defending the study of duck dongs? She's a research professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst receiving federal money for the study?
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