In one afternoon, the living embodiment and the craven absence
U.S. Senate

"Our democracy’s history is littered with names we neither remember nor celebrate — people who stood in the way of progress while protecting the powerful. On Wednesday, a number of senators voted to join that list." — shooting victim and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, op-ed column for The New York Times, 17 April 2013

"Just voted against amendment limiting gun magazine capacity … Just voted against the Feinstein assault weapons ban … Just voted to guarantee the rights of gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines & within other states that have conceal-carry … President Obama wanted 3 things on gun control — ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes, and expand background checks. He'll lose all 3." — Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, via Twitter, 17 April 2013

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