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April 09, 2013


Republicans Divided Over Gun Control Filibuster

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) broke with 14 of his Republican colleagues saying he believes gun control legislation deserves a "vote up or down," Politico reports.

Said Isakson: "I'll speak for myself on that question. There's no ambivalence on the gun issue, I think everyone knows what the issues are. We have not seen the final draft of the legislation that was produced, I understand, last night, but I think it deserves a vote up or down."

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had similar sentiments on CBS News over the weekend "I don't understand it. What are we afraid of?...If this issue is as important as all of us think it is...why not take it up and debate?"

The Week: Why Senate Republicans should think hard about a filibuster of gun control legislation.














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