Per Livewire, here is the message coming out of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office after Ted Cruz said he would use “any procedural means necessary” to thwart the proposed gun safety legislation that President Obama was so passionate about today:
“While this threat is entirely unsurprising, it’s outrageous that these senators are unwilling to even engage in a debate over gun violence in America,” Reid’s spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement to TPM. “No matter your opinion on this issue, we should all be able to agree with President Obama when he said that the children and teachers of Newtown, along with all other Americans who have been victims of gun violence, at least deserve a vote.”
Jentleson and Reid are absolutely right, the measures do deserve a vote, and if there were any justice, they would pass with flying colors.
But rather than common sense and decency, we’re seeing the same old GOP obstruction. How’s that gentleman’s agreement with Mitch McConnell workin’ for ya, Harry?