GOP Sen. Tears Into Colleagues Running for President: Prioritizing ‘Personal Ambition’


Yesterday, as the Senate was set to vote on a cybersecurity bill, Nevada Republican Dean Heller introduced an amendment that would allow more information sharing between the government and the private sector on potential cyber threats, as well as making sure that people’s private information is left out of any information collecting on said threats. The amendment was voted down 49-47.

Now, if you’re wondering which four senators were out yesterday, it was the three running for president––Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and the one running for governor in his home state, David Vitter.

Well, Heller was none too pleased and called them out on Twitter:

And Heller wasn’t done there with Rand Paul, because he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “He could have helped lobby on behalf of something like this. He would have supported this … yeah it is frustrating.”

[h/t Politico]
[image via U.S. Senate]

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