Cruz UC objected toSenator Cruz asked unanimous consent that the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of S.Res.224, Liu Xiaobo Plaza, and the resolution be agreed to.
Senator Feinstein objected to the request.
MRS. FEINSTEIN: THANK YOU. RESERVING THE RIGHT TO OBJECT, I'D
LIKE TO MAKE A COUPLE OF REMARKS AS TO WHY. SENATOR CRUZ,
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HAVE ACTUALLY PLAYED A ROLE, PARTICULARLY
IN THE 1990'S, IN HELPING DISSIDENTS TO BE RELEASED BY THE
GOVERNMENT OF CHINA AND HAD SOME SUCCESS, AND WE DID THAT BY
TALKING TO THE GOVERNMENT. I THINK TO DO THIS IN THIS WAY WILL
SET BACK THE CAUSE AND ACTUALLY BE DELETERIOUS TO THE RELEASE
OF THIS -- OF THESE PEOPLE. SO I OBJECT.