Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Pledges to Join Republican Filibuster of Sen. Harry Reid’s Gun Control Bill

by Colonel on April 8, 2013

“While President Barack Obama was delivering an emotional plea on Monday about gun control legislation, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that he will be among those filibustering the gun package that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is trying to bring up.

“Sen. McConnell opposes the Reid bill,” McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said in a statement. “While nobody knows yet what Sen. Reid’s plan is for the gun bill, if he chooses to file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Reid bill, Sen. McConnell will oppose cloture on proceeding to that bill.”

McConnell is the fifteenth Republican to join the filibuster effort being led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). … McConnell is making a calculated decision to be part of the filibuster effort that could derail the entire push for gun control legislation.

” — Jennifer Bendery, Copyright 2013

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