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Score One for American Sovereignty: Law of the Sea Treaty Sinks in the Senate

Wendy60 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 12:11 AM
This is great. Now what is the plan to make sure the Demonrats don't pull a session during the holidays to ratify this thing and other excrement that the world socialists produce? Is someone going to monitor the Dems' travel schedule to make sure they can't pull something? Maybe Republicans should just stay in town. Yes, I really think they should. It's the least they can do. It really is.

Senator Jim DeMint announced Monday that he secured enough votes to block passage of the Law of the Sea Treaty after Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Rob Portman joined the opposition. Sen. John Kerry needed 67 votes for ratification. The long-stalled Law of the Sea Treaty had been considered Kerry’s audition for Secretary of State. Senator DeMint wrote the following in an opposition letter that now has 34 Republican signatures:

 

We understand that Chairman Kerry has renewed his efforts to pursue Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the...