Today Senator John Thune came out with a statement calling on the Senate to put the brakes on the New START Treaty. In his statement, Thune said:
“New START is a deeply flawed treaty that would have far reaching consequences for America’s national security. Pushing this through the Senate during a lame-duck session with the hopes of using the Christmas holiday as a backstop is irresponsible. This treaty should not be jammed through because the president wants an accomplishment before the end of the year when nothing is lost by waiting until next month when the new Congress convenes.”
Senator Thune deserves praise for being a leader in his caucus. We encourage his colleagues to listen to him and stop New START.