Nelson on New START: “I think we can hold off”

Steven Groves /

National Review Online reports that Senator Ben Nelson (D–NE) does not buy into the Obama Administration’s heated rhetoric that the New START nuclear arms control treaty must pass through the Senate immediately. Senator Nelson is quoted as saying:

Most of the [legislation] being dealt with right now should be held over until 2011, because we should be focused on jobs, taxes, and debt reduction. … I think we can hold off on START; I don’t want it to crowd out taxes, debt reduction, and jobs.

Senator Nelson is only saying what I imagine the vast majority of Americans are thinking: (more…)