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Kyl: If START Remains Unchanged, Will ‘Absolutely’ Oppose

On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) said that he will “absolutely” oppose New START unless it is “fixed.”

“This treaty needs to be fixed,” Kyl said. “And we are not going to have the time to do that in the bifurcated way or trifurcated way that we’re dealing with it here, with other issues being parachuted in all the time . . . I think whether there are the votes to ratify will depend upon how much the Senate is jammed on the issue — that is to say, not able to deal with the requisite number of amendments that are needed to be dealt with.”

The Risch amendment on strategic and tactical weapons will be debated this afternoon. The McCain amendment on missile defense was defeated on Saturday.

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