Isn't it wonderful to have such a great senator looking out for our interests? Not.
But Democratic leaders will likely have to round up a minimum of 60 votes at least once more, and many of the 16 Republicans who joined Democrats last week are backing away. The latest is Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., who said Tuesday he opposes a vital amendment on background checks. "I supported having a debate on the issue of violent crime, but as I made clear from the outset, I will oppose any legislation that chips away at our Constitutional rights," Burr said.