Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 11, 2013
Reading, shmeading! As Twitchy reported, the Senate voted for cloture and averted a filibuster of a gun control bill this morning. And guess what? Once again, the Senate seeks to vote on a bill that no one has read. “You have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it!” Again.
Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul are not standing for it. Instead, they are standing up for the American people.
More from their statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the pending vote on the motion to proceed to new gun control legislation:
This morning the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to the firearms bill (S.649). It is expected that the Toomey-Manchin provision announced yesterday will replace the current language regarding background checks. Yet, as of this morning, not a single senator has been provided the legislative language of this provision. Because the background-check measure is the centerpiece of this legislation it is critical that we know what is in the bill before we vote on it. The American people expect more and deserve better.
Unfortunately, the effort to push through legislation that no one had read highlights one of the primary reasons we announced our intention to force a 60 vote threshold. We believe the abuse of the process is how the rights of Americans are systematically eroded and we will continue to do everything in our power to prevent it.
Patriots applaud the senators.
Amen. Senators Cruz, Lee and Paul understand that the government works for us and not the other way around.