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16
Dec
10

“i hope i don’t get in the way of your christmas shopping”

Politico: Vice President Joe Biden has no sympathy for senators who haven’t yet hit the malls. In an interview on NBC airing Thursday, Biden called on Senate Republicans to ratify the New START treaty this month, and blasted lawmakers who have cited Christmas as a reason to postpone.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that getting START through the Senate would “disrespect” senators, staffers and their families by working up until Christmas. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Wednesday told POLITICO that a vote as late as Christmas Eve was “sacrilegious”.

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Get this: DeMint insisted it was too early to vote on the START treaty because it is too complex and needs to be studied. So, he demanded the entire treaty be read out in the senate, a process that would take 12-15 hours …. all designed to hold up its passing.

But? DeMint only attended five of the 12 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on START, nor was he present for the final vote to order the treaty reported on the 16th. So, is he actually interested in the treaty’s contents, or blocking every inch of progress the President is trying to make?? Hmm.




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