12 Republican Senators Join Rand Paul, Pledge to Filibuster Upcoming Senate Gun Legislation
Rand Paul’s proposed filibuster of the upcoming Democratic gun bill that is expected to be brought up in the Senate within the next 2 weeks.
The following senators have now pledged to filibuster the legislation. Paul, Lee, Cruz, Rubio and Moran started the original movement. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Jim Risch and Mike Crapo of Idaho, Dan Coats of Indiana and Pat Roberts of Kansas have all signed on.
According to Politico,
Reid has an ace in the hole. A new Senate rule would allow him to circumvent a filibuster on the motion to proceed to the gun bill by promising each party two amendments on the legislation. Under that scenario, Paul and his allies would still get a chance to raise their objections on the floor for hours on end, but they couldn’t stop the Senate from starting debate on the bill.
Urge your senators to filibuster and oppose the upcoming Democratic gun control legislation.