Sens. Paul, Cruz and Lee have signaled that they will block the Senate from moving to any consideration of gun control legislation. On Monday, the three Senators sent a letter to Majority Leader Reid which read in part, “We will oppose the motion to proceed to any legislation that will serve as a vehicle for any additional gun restrictions.” It is further confirmation that the three are providing the only opposition to Obama’s big-government agenda.
Majority Leader Reid has orchestrated the gun legislation to provide maximum benefit to vulnerable Dem Senators in red states. He has stripped most meaningful measures out of the underlying bill, providing Democrats on opportunity to vote against amendments that contain the most sweeping gun control legislation.
The action by Sens. Paul, Cruz and Lee call out the lie on this legislative sleight-of-hand. They have chosen to block any consideration of any gun control legislation. If the GOP caucus follows them, the Senate will never proceed to consideration of gun control legislation.
If the action of Paul, Cruz and Lee prevails, the Senate will never proceed to consideration of the bill or the underlying amendments. The action of these three provides a real opposition. Senators like McCain and Graham should move to the sidelines. New leaders are ready to fight for liberty.