Ted Cruz vs. Dianne Feinstein on Guns

by Ryan on March 14, 2013

in Politics

This exchange took place today between Senators Ted Cruz (R) and Dianne Feinstein (D) regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee’s debate on a proposed assault weapons ban.  Check it out:

The fresh air of a constitutional conservative asking a plain question to an annoyed intrenched liberal bureaucrat — classic!

While Congress has chipped away at the Bill of Rights in the past making Cruz’s argument somewhat refutable, Feinstein seemed unprepared for such a constitutional question on the proposed ban and was clearly miffed.  Plus, Cruz took the unusual posture of not backing down (is that an “R” after his name? Weird…) after Feinstein refused to answer the question initially.  Though the ban was approved by the committee on a 10-8 party-line vote anyway, Cruz made his point.

Notice that Feinstein’s ultimate response was very similar to Eric Holder’s “No” memo to Rand Paul — dodge and complain, then after being backed into the corner give the obvious answer which makes all the dodging look sketchy.  Could this be a new strategy by the new guard GOP, or just simply sticking to the constitution on legislative issues?  Let’s see.

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