First, Senator Arlen Specter provided the instrumental Republican support to get anti-gun Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed by the Senate.
Then, he singlehandedly pushed through the massive economic bailout, the so-called stimulus bill, which contained several provisions of concern to gun owners.
So it comes as no surprise that liberal anti-gun Specter, who has no loyalty to the Constitution, also has no loyalty to the political party that elected him. Specter announced this week that he will leave the Republican Party and run as a Democrat in 2010.
Specter’s announcement comes only after poll after poll showed him trailing pro-gun conservative Pat Toomey in a Republican primary.
Specter thinks that changing parties will improve his chances of winning next year.
What he’s going to learn is that the voters of Pennsylvania are much more concerned about their Constitutional rights than they are with what political party a candidate belongs to.
Every time Attorney General Eric Holder opens his mouth and talks about reinstating the Clinton gun ban, gun owners know they have Arlen Specter to thank.
Back in early January, Sen. Specter said he had “grave concerns” about Eric Holder. He made it sound like he was going to join other pro-gun Senators and oppose the Holder nomination.
Specter was only putting on a show. Read more