A fascinating glimpse into the Republican psyche:

I’m just hoping that saner minds will prevail and that these issues that have been brought forth that are absolutely partisan, political, issues, brought forth to basically accommodate activist groups around this country. I’m hoping that those will be taken down or else I don’t think the future of the START treaty over the next several days is going to be successful, based on what I’m watching.

Civil rights are reduced to ... "absolutely partisan, political, issues, brought forth to basically accommodate activist groups."

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