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Thank You! President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy

Upon the death of President Pro Tempore(PPT) AND Chair of the Appropriation Committee Daniel Inouye, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy became the new PPT(which is always the most senior Senator of the majority party).

However PPT Leahy chose not to take the Chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee, that then went to Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Had PPT Leahy taken that seat, he would have had to give up his Chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee.

Let me quickly sum up why THAT HAD HUGE IMPLICATIONS.

His statement said: “Chairing the Judiciary Committee and maintaining my seniority on the Appropriations Committee will allow me to protect both the Constitution and Vermont.”
-BECAUSE-
"Had he relinquished the Judiciary Committee chair, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would have had seniority to succeed him and would have been expected to use the position to advance legislation that would ban assault weapons and potentially other restrictions."

Thank you, good luck, and REMEMBER the 2nd Amendment President Pro Tempore Leahy.



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Here's a link (not from HuffPo or Fauxnews):

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/12/19/2408499/sen-leahy-w...

About Sen. Leahy: "In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, Leahy headed the Senate's negotiations on the 2001 anti-terrorism bill, the USA PATRIOT Act." Then there's this: "Leahy has crusaded for the protection of privacy rights, copyright protections and freedom of speech on the Internet."

Read more about Sen. Leahy and his positions on his website: http://www.leahy.senate.gov/

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

No one is clean after 40 years in the Senate

But in this case we def got the lesser of 2 evils.

"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"
-S.R. Hadden

Agreed! (Ron Paul was in the House)

Dianne Feinstien would have been horrid in this position.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Public Enemy #1

Imagine Sen. Feinstein having that Chairmanship going into this next Congress
...shudder.

"First rule of Government Spending: Why build one when you can have 2 at twice the price?"
-S.R. Hadden