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In light of the Republican leadership's stated effort to filibuster the debate on the Senate floor over gun control efforts, Sen. Mike Lee's statement last Tuesday is at best a gobbledygook, Orwellian non-answer that is an insult to any intelligent constituent and leaves Lee's abject cowardice on this issue fully exposed:
"Our effort to require a 60-vote threshold is an attempt to facilitate greater debate about the specific piece of legislation that will come to the Senate floor. By objecting to the motion to proceed, we guarantee that the Senate and the American people have at least three additional days to assess and evaluate exactly how this particular bill will affect the rights of law-abiding citizens and whether it will have any significant impact on crime."
When is Lee going to respect the overwhelming will of the people and act like a man?