Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is calling off his plans to read every word
of the START Treaty on the Senate floor, MSNBC and others report.
DeMint was planning to force a reading of the START Treaty, the nuclear arms reduction deal President Barack Obama negotiated with Russia earlier this year, and Sen. Daniel Inouye's (D-HI) omnibus bill. Reading both bills -- which are thousands of pages in length -- could have taken days.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today strongly condemned
DeMint's plans to force a reading of the bills, calling it "a new low in putting political stunts ahead of our national security."