Did Your Senator Oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)?

For a number of years we’ve been hearing about the dreadful Law of the Sea Treaty, appropriately named LOST. It looks like the 2010 election scuttled attempts to make this horrendous treaty the law. We can thank Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) for leading the way on opposition to it as well as 10 new GOP Senators. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) was the big loser. Stupid is as stupid does.

Because 67 votes are required for the Senate to approve treaties, only 34 votes were needed to block LOST. There are 47 Republican Senators. Was your senator missing in action? Here are some Republicans who joined all the Democrats in supporting LOST: John McCain, Susan Collins, Scott Brown, Lisa Murkowski, and Lindsey Graham. Here’s the list of the 34 Republican Senators who voted against LOST:

1. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

2. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)

3. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

4. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

5. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

6. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

7. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)

8. Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC)

9. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

10. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

11. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

12. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)

13. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)

14. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

15. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

16. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

17. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

18. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)

19. Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

20. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)

21. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

22. Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)

23. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)

24. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)

25. Sen. Mark Rubio (R-FL)

26. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)

 27. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)

 28. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)

 29. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

 30. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

31. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)

32. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

33. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

34. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

LOST is an international power grab. Those who voted for LOST violated their oath to uphold the Constitution. Remember in November of 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

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