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Game on for filibuster reform, Majority Leader Reid.
With Congress poised to address gun control legislation as early as this week, President Obama returned to Connecticut on Monday to deliver an impassioned speech aimed at mobilizing public support for the cause — and shaming the Republican senators who are on record threatening to filibuster gun control. [...]
As Obama was speaking, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) became the fifteenth Republican to pledge to filibuster Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) gun bill. The effort is being led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
McConnell is quite possibly trying to egg Reid on, trying to force him into filibuster action, in order to tie up red state Democrats up for reelection in 2014. Or he's just an asshole who doesn't care about slain children of Newtown and their families, or the families in Aurora, or in Tucson, or in Oak Creek or in every single community in America where some family is mourning their dead loved one.
Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 03:33 PM PDT.