What does it take for New Jersey to keep a senator in office these days? Most Americans don’t give a damn, since the Garden State’s senatorial delegation is among the most scandal-plagued in the nation. Unfortunately for the Constitution, Frank Lautenberg has avoided the kind of scandals that plagued former senator Robert “The Torch” Torricelli and current senator Robert Menendez . . .
Lautenberg has long been a sworn enemy of the 2nd Amendment. He’s the man responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their gun rights forever. The ‘Lautenberg Amendment’ retroactively revoked the gun rights of anyone who was ever convicted of a crime of domestic violence, even for misdemeanors as petty as spitting.
Sadly, his term won’t expire until the end of 2014, so his days of Constitution-trashing aren’t quite over yet. Newark Mayor Cory Booker is his probable successor, and he isn’t likely to be any friendlier to the Bill Of Rights. On the bright side, Booker will be a freshman senator with few powerful committee assignments. And plenty of skeletons in his closet.