Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Yep, screwed by the NRA again.

Senate confirms Jones to head ATF following Heitkamp delay on cloture
"Speculation on why Murkowski changed her vote to do that has some referencing a 'moderate Republican' influence, and Politico citing 'an intense lobbying effort on the Senate floor from Democrats Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and others.' A more likely green light indicator may be the National Rifle Association inexplicably signaling their neutrality and the National Shooting Sports Foundation actually backing the Jones confirmation removing the danger of political reprisals, at least from the two major national organizations wielding commensurate money and influence."
LATER: The List of Traitors -- The Senate confirmed controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nominee B. Todd Jones on a nearly party-line vote today, with Democratic leaders making Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) fly back from her home state to move forward President Obama’s pick. Heitkamp’s vote was added to Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.) to reach the 60 needed to end debate.

1 comment:

SWIFT said...

B. Todd Jones, while acting Director,has already signaled his distaste for whistleblowers. Under such a person, perhaps we'll see a manifold increase in corruption, or the corruption will go to ground, deep cover. One thing, just as sure as shit stinks, there will be no clean up at ATF. As for McCain's vote, I've heard others (besides myself) compare him to the late Arlen Specter. The Only difference is; Arlen admitted he was a Rhino. McCain is too immoral for such a disclosure. POS!