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Sen. Dianne Feinstein flip-flops on whether she'll vote to keep gov't open

Published in Uncategorized on January 18, 2018 by Convention Of States

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Ever get the feeling that our federal officials really have no idea what they're doing? If your answer is "yes" you might be thinking of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's "position" on this week's continuing resolution.

Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon reports: remarks to reporters Thursday afternoon, Feinstein indicated she might support a short-term CR if it was absolutely necessary as Congress once again approaches the funding deadline.

"If we have to, yes," she said. "I hope not. So it’s just that difficult precipitous time before you know what’s gonna happen."

Less than an hour later, Feinstein's website released a statement indicating that she actually wouldn't vote for the Republican short-term continuing resolution. "I said in December that I wouldn’t vote for a CR without the Dream Act, and I won’t do so now," it read.

"I’m also hopeful that we can get away from continuing resolutions and get back to regular order. We can’t solve problems by funding the government a few weeks at a time…" the statement read. "I’m hopeful that other senators won’t kick this can down the road yet again."

A tweet from Feinstein also reiterated that she wouldn't vote for a CR without the Dream Act attached.

But a few hours later, Feinstein later offered comments to CNN indicating she "had not made up her mind" about whether to vote for the measure she had ostensibly already announced she didn't support.

When CNN asked about her press release saying otherwise, Feinstein didn't know what the reporter was talking about. "I don't know if we did today," she said, glancing at an aide.

"I don't know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?" she finally said.

Why do we keep giving these people more power? They're clearly incapable of effective governance, and they don't have the best interests of the people at heart. That's why it's time for a Convention of States, a constitutionally legitimate means to return power back to the people and the states.

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