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Harry Reid pulls gun bill from consideration

April 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday that the Senate will “take a pause” and return to consideration of gun legislation at a later date.

“Yesterday, President Obama said it was a shameful day for the Senate, and it probably was, I agree. But we should make no mistake:

This debate is not over, in fact this fight is just beginning,” Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday.

Reid’s decision came the day after President Obama’s comprehensive gun control effort suffered defeat in the Senate, with all the major proposals he backed failing to gain enough votes.

Reid said Thursday the Senate would “take a pause and freeze the background check bill where it is” and return to it at an undetermined date, likely with consideration of other proposed amendments.

“We’re going to come back to this bill,” Reid said.

Reid said the Senate would move next to consideration of an Internet taxation bill, a proposal that is believed to enjoy bipartisan support.

by Anonymousreply 804/19/2013

I don't get it. Reid himself voted AGAINST the bill, not for it. Now he's taking Obama's side???

by Anonymousreply 104/18/2013

Procedure, R1, Reid had to vote against it in order to re-introduce it some day. He and he alone gets a pass for his vote.

by Anonymousreply 204/18/2013

Internet taxation bill?

by Anonymousreply 304/18/2013

Girls, he fucked up getting rid of the filibuster just so this could not get thru. Now batting his eyes like little bo peep. He wants to hang on to his B grade from the NRA.

by Anonymousreply 404/18/2013

It's enough to make you cry.

by Anonymousreply 504/18/2013

Can someone please explain in simple terms what this means (I'm cute but kind of dumb).

by Anonymousreply 604/18/2013

I mentioned that elsewhere, R4, and people ran circles to make excuses for Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats and President Obama.

by Anonymousreply 704/18/2013

[quote]I'm cute but kind of dumb

Photo please, R6.

by Anonymousreply 804/19/2013
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