Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RoJo AWOL Again

RoJo's been doing his campaigning (Jay Weber, cheerleader-in-chief) partly on his Senate position as Chair, Homeland Security and Gummint Affairs.  He's telling us that this is an Important Slot!!  that he has because ....well.....Important Slot!!

What's not so important to RoJo?  The First Amendment.

...On March 18, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), introduced a pair of joint resolutions to disapprove and nullify the D.C. laws – S. J. Res. 10 to disapprove of RHNDA and S. J. Res. 11 to disapprove of the Human Rights Amendment Act.  Congress only has 30 legislative days to countermand the laws, and the parliamentarians have set that calendar date at May 4. 

Accordingly, Republicans have a unique opportunity to force a privileged motion on the floor that is not subject to a filibuster nor can be amended.  But time is of the essence.  Furthermore, these resolutions of disapproval can only obtain privileged status if they are passed out of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and if the resolutions originate in the Senate first.

Sadly, the committee chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has not scheduled a markup for either resolution all month, and there are only two weeks remaining.  Nobody in leadership is willing to touch these bills with a ten foot pole. They have all offered a torrent of excuses as to why they lack the time to conduct a markup and half-day floor consideration of the resolutions.  Evidently, confirming Loretta Lynch and passing the Corker ‘Democrat loin cloth Iran bill’ is of more importance...

This line is particularly telling:

Nobody ever assumed that Johnson would have the courage to stare down Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), his home state Democrat on the committee, with regards to the anti-religious bigotry of the sexual identity agenda,...

It's more and more apparent that RoJo is merely a gadfly who was elected to the Senate.  After his first year--when he actually did what he said he would do--he became just another lump of rhetoric.  A tool.

Too bad.  He's a nice guy.

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