Baucus Open To Filibustering Gun Bill Debate


Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), who is up for reelection in 2014, kept his options open Tuesday to filibuster debate on gun control legislation, even as numerous Republicans said they’ll vote to begin debate.

“I want to see what’s before the Senate. I don’t know what’s in the bill,” Baucus told reporters in the Capitol. “My primary focus is the people of Montana. They’re my employers.”

TPM pressed him on whether he’ll vote for a motion to begin debate.

“That’s to be determined,” he said. “My primary emphasis is the people I work for, and that’s Montanans.”