Sen Dianne Feinstein Tries To Smackdown Sen Ted Cruz, Looks Like A Fool Instead

March 15, 2013 8:07 amViews: 18076

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Here is the battle on gun control. In the transcript and video below you will see the stark contrast between those of us that are concerned for our gun rights guaranteed in the Second Amendment and those that feel that it is their responsibility to take guns away from us, "to keep us safe."

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas asks Feinstein a simple question on whether Congress should have the same scrutiny for the First Amendment as it does for the 2nd Amendment. To phrase the question, Sen. Cruz spends a little time setting it up, which sends Senator Feinstein into a tizzy about being lectured on the Constitution with her vast amount of experience. She does this all the while not answering Sen. Cruz's question. When Feinstein finally gets to answering, she says an emphatic "no" Congress wouldn't have the same scrutiny over the 1st Amendment as they do the 2nd.

But the part that really makes Feinstein look like a fool is when she starts to lecture Cruz back and says this jewel of a line, "I've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I've seen the bullets that implode." Well Ms Feinstein, the last time we checked, bullets don't implode, but thank you for your vast experience on the Constitution and the arms it protects.

Read about and watch the heated exchange below:

Senator Ted Cruz - The question that I would pose to the senior Senator from California is would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?

Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment's protection against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?

Senator Dianne Feinstein - Let me just make a couple of points in response. One, I'm not a sixth grader. Senator, I've been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I've seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered.

Look, there are other weapons. I'm not a lawyer, but after 20 years I've been up close and personal to the Constitution. I have great respect for it. This doesn't mean that weapons of war and the Heller decision clearly points out three exceptions, two of which are pertinent here.

You know, it's fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I've been here for a long time. I've passed on a number of bills. I've studied the Constitution myself. I am reasonably well educated, and I thank you for the lecture.

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