Pro-gun conservatives in the House came super close to derailing the Cromnibus on an earlier, parliamentary vote. This is a vote which determines, among other things, whether any amendments will be allowed on the House floor during consideration of a particular bill.
Democrats typically vote in lock-step against the “rules vote,” and Republicans typically vote in unison in favor of the rule.
But 16 Republican heroes broke ranks, in an attempt to defeat the rule and derail the bill. In fact, so many Republicans broke ranks that our side was temporarily winning until two Republican Congressmen defected by switching their votes at the last second, giving Boehner a razor thin 216-214 majority.
Nevertheless, these 16 Republican defectors should be thanked for their bravery. They were Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Dave Brat (Va.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Paul Broun (Ga.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Tim Huelskamp (Kan.), Walter Jones (N.C.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Steve King (Iowa), Raúl Labrador (Idaho), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Bill Posey (Fla.), Matt Salmon (Ariz.) and Steve Stockman (Texas).
FK – It’s way past time for the Kentucky republicrats who voted for this to go. Call them and tell them “IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO PROTECT OUR LIBERTY THERE’S NO POINT IN VOTING FOR YOU ASSHOLE!”
We may as well elect commiecrats. At least we know what they’re about.
Send the message to your senators along with what ever addendum you feel is appropriate.