Could Senate Republicans possibly not see that rushing through the far-reaching Law of the Sea Treaty smacks of the attempted jam-down of the disastrous immigration bill in the Spring?
This treaty will affect Americans for decades and decades to come and it is getting the bum’s rush. Republican senators who support it will be greasing their way to a below 40 number in the Senate.
More fromDavid Freddoso at The Corner:
Can they capsize this boat? [David Freddoso]
Conservatives in the Senate continue to struggle against the tide, opposing ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty. In this, they now have the support of the Senate GOP leadership, which augurs well. But the position of some senators remains concealed beneath the surface.
A few calls among foreign relations committee members reveals that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is aboard with ratification. Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is undecided, but is listing to port -“leaning” in favor of LOST.
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has yet to set his course, according to a spokesman. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Sununu (R-N.H.) must have fallen overboard, as they have still not responded to inquiries made last week. I have just played out a line today to Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to see where he stands.
I’ll raise a flag when I’ve caught some answers.
I can’t imagine a yes vote will help Senators Coleman and Sununu in their difficult re-election campaigns. There is zero support for this treaty among voters, mostly ignorance, but some serious opposition based upon deepening suspicion of sovereignty-eroding international bodies.
Call your senators and demand a delay or a defeat of LOST. 202-225-3121 is the switchboard.
More at RejectLOST.com.