DeMint: Let’s Read the Omnibus Spending Bill Before Voting On It
@ The Weekly Standard
Harry Reid just unveiled a pork-laden $1.1 trillion and 2,000-page omnibus spending bill this afternoon, and Senator Jim DeMint (R, S.C.) has offered an audacious response: he’s going to force the Senate to actually read the bill before voting on it.
“Democrats haven’t given Republicans or the American people time to read the bill, but I’ll join with other Republican colleagues to force them to read it on the Senate floor,” said Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).
Such a tactic is rarely employed, but any senator can force a full reading of legislation, which is usually skipped by unanimous consent.
I hope Sen. DeMint is serious. I really do.