Even if conservatives and Republicans somehow gave Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn a pass for joining Democrats on anti-gun rights legislation, how could anyone give Cornyn a pass for helping Democrats eviscerate the democratic process? It’s not just the legislation. The process matters, too.
Americans keep getting slapped in the face with the Pelosi proviso, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” That was a massive bill promoted with President Obama’s now-infamous “Lie Of The Year.”
Now, some Republicans are complicit in the farce, most recently with the anti-gun rights legislation hurtling through the Senate. Fourteen Republicans, including Cornyn, have joined the gun-grabbing Democrats to pass unconstitutional “Red Flag” laws that will have blue jurisdiction officials seizing guns, without legitimate due process, from people who’ve committed no crime.
Again, even if Republicans let Cornyn’s dalliance with the Democrats slide, Cornyn et. al. completely disrespected their Republican colleagues, giving them no voice to debate or offer amendments—helping Democrats obliterate the process. Though Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he’ll try to offer an amendment anyway.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told Glenn Beck that senators had only about an hour to read the legislation before voting on it.
The founders knew debates between the jumble of 435 U.S. House representatives from vastly different districts in the various states could become heated. The Senate is supposed to be the more contemplative body with only 100 senators representing (theoretically) all the people of their states.
Cornyn seems tone-deaf, self-unaware, and obtuse. Republicans recently booed the senator at the Texas GOP convention. That upset him, but what did he expect? He’s addressing TEXAS Republicans after joining the Democrats to support the anti-gun rights agenda of the weakest Democrat president in modern history.
So, how did the elder statesman respond? Did he see the error of his ways when he realized how badly he’d upset his constituents? Sadly, no. Instead, he reportedly called those Texans a “mob.” The Dallas Morning News reported that Cornyn was overheard saying, “I’ve never given in to mobs and I’m not starting today.”
Reportedly, next, Cornyn wants to join the Democrats on “immigration.”