Harry Reid is doing some work in the Senate? Let me find my “shocked” facial expression.
The best quote from the Senate Majority Leader:
‘We’re going to have votes on all kinds of issues dealing with guns, and I think everyone would be well advised to read the legislation before they determine how they’re going to vote,’ he said to reporters.”
A question for Senator Reid. Since when does any one of the other 99 individuals in your legislative chambers read any legislation that is brought before the Senate?
HARRY REID TO DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Sorry, Grandma, But the Dog Ate Your Assault Weapons Ban: “I’ll give the Democrats this much: they rarely engage in internecine warfare. But Harry Reid’s debt to the National Rifle Association runs wide and deep.
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) took a pass on directly supporting the most talked about Democrat-sponsored anti-gun legislation in Washington. The bill, sponsored by California’s Dianne Feinstein (D, CA), would renew and enlarge a federal ban on assault weapons.
Feinstein’s legislation was introduced to great media fanfare last week, but this week Reid told reporters that he’d bring other legislation to the floor and allow it to undergo what promises to be a lengthy amendment process.
Reid declined to commit to bringing Feinstein’s bill to the floor even though that bill was publicly supported by the Democrat’s second and third ranking senate members.
Senate Leader Reid praised Senator Feinstein for her enthusiasm for her bill but suggested hers wasn’t the only game in town. ‘We’re going to have votes on all kinds of issues dealing with guns, and I think everyone would be well advised to read the legislation before they determine how they’re going to vote,’ he said to reporters.
As part of that process, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D, VT) also announced plans to hold hearings on gun violence.
One would hope this news will begin to stabilize the prices of my favorite toys.
(Via Doug Ross @ Journal.)