Senator John Cornyn rips Schumer’s “Shield Law”

"In other words, if you're a blogger they may not cover you but if you work for the NY Times they might"

The number two Republican in the Senate is lambasting a media “shield law” proposed by New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, potentially imperiling its shot at passage.


Senator John Cornyn (TX)

“This is a bad idea and one whose time has not come,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate minority whip, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview. “Believe me, we will not be rolled over.”

Schumer’s “Free Flow of Information Act” passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, and he recently said he already has the 60 votes needed to pass the bill on the floor. “We’ll get a few more Republicans, not many more, but we have the 60 votes,” Schumer told reporters in New York last week.

He’s bluffing, Cornyn retorts.

“If he had the votes to pass it, it already would have been passed,” Cornyn says, adding, “This isn’t about passing legislation, this is about distracting the public’s attention and changing the subject from the failed policies of this administration. I think you could put this in that same category.”

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2 Responses to Senator John Cornyn rips Schumer’s “Shield Law”

  1. William "Bill" Hicks March 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    The question is …….”Who’s a Journalist?” Under Schumers definition, would anyone contributing to Citizens Journal be a Journalist?
    No more suspense; the answer is likely a resounding NO!!!!!

  2. Carol Fryer March 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Rolf…..A rino ripping a dem. Thats a waster of time. 5 minutes from now he will be voting with him behind closed doors.


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