The Hill is reporting that todays Internet SOPA Protest has resulted in at least five key senators have abandoning their support of the Senate’s Protect IP Act.
The group includes: Florida Republican Marco Rubio, a Tea Party favorite; Missouri Republican Roy Blunt, a member of the GOP leadership, Texas Republican Jon Cornyn,: Utah Republican Orrin Hatch and Arkansas Democrat John Boozman, who had been sponsors of the bill.
Even the evil Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), came out against the bills, calling them “misguided bills that will cause more harm than good.”
“When protecting intellectual property rights, we must not undermine free speech, threaten economic growth, or impose burdensome regulations,” DeMint tweeted.
Opposition is also building in the House. Two of the original Republican co-sponsors of SOPA, Reps. Ben Quayle (Ariz.) and Lee Terry (Neb.), withdrew their support Tuesday before the protests began, and scores of other lawmakers took to Twitter Wednesday to affirm their opposition.
Now lets hope that THE DEMOCRATS GET THE MESSAGE.
Especially Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY. I cannot believe that a Senator who fas fought so strongly for freedom and equality stands behind SOPA and sponsor SOPA. Anyway you’d think she’d have more important legisation to work on.
Like maybe getting ENDA passed and DOMA repealed. Right Kristen?