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Senate Proceeding on Nov 5th, 2009 :: 2:25:15 to 2:27:55
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Jim DeMint

2:25:12 to 2:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: place. and, mr. president, i want to make sure that -- that time i've utilized is charged against senator vitter, which has been agreedn by the senator. the presiding officer: it will be so charged. mr. demint: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. demint: i appreciate the senator from georgia attempting to get a very important

Jim DeMint

2:25:15 to 2:27:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

2:25:33 to 2:25:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: amendment on the floor, and i would like to also make a unanimous consent request for a related amendment related to the terrorists in guantanamo bay. this week i was advised by the officials at the air force and navy base in charleston -- mrs. mikulski: would the senator yield for a question? are you offering the amendment? mr. demint: it would just be a second.

Jim DeMint

2:25:55 to 2:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: yes, i will yield. yes. ms. mikulski: no, i'm saying, are you offering it, an amendment, or are you giving a speech about the desire to offer an amendment? mr. demint: i desire to offer an amendment and i'm making a unanimous consent request to allow my amendment to be considered postcloture. i have a request here i'll read. thank you.

Jim DeMint

2:26:17 to 2:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and i'll get to the request in a moment. just wantedo -- just a few seconds of background. we think we know this is not an idle threat because inquiries had been made into charleston into moving -- for moving detainees from guantanamo bay to minimum security brigs in charleston. so i would like to make a

Jim DeMint

2:26:38 to 2:26:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: unanimous consent request that when the senate resumes consideration of h.r. 2847, it be in order for me to offer an amendment preventing the transfer of known terrorists at guantanamo to u.s. soil. ms. mikulski: mr. president? i object to the amendment.

Jim DeMint

2:26:59 to 2:27:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the intention is to vote on cloture, dispose of pending germane amendments. the senator's amendment is not pending so i object. the presiding officer: the objection is heard. mr. demint: mr. president, this amendment has been filed as a second degree. it makes noense for us at this

Jim DeMint

2:27:21 to 2:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: point to not have a short debate about moving the most dangerous people in the world to american soil. it's appropriate for us to allow at least a small amount of time as we rush these bills through to talk about the issues that are important to americans. so i'm obviously disappointed that we will not allow the

Jim DeMint

2:27:43 to 2:27:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: discussion of my amendment or the senator from georgia or others who are trying to get this issue in front of thibody for discussion. it doesn't mean you can't vote it down, but not to allow debate is certainly discouraging at this point.

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