November 17th, 2010
11:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Kyl on START negotiations

Washington (CNN) - CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty caught up with Sen. Jon Kyle, R-Arizona, as he walked to the Senate floor with Sen. John Kerry, D- Massachusetts. Asked about the negotiations over voting on START during the lame duck session, Kyl said, "We're talking. In good faith."

If approved, the new START treaty would re-start mutual inspections while limiting both the United States and Russia to 1,550 warheads and 700 launchers.

Top Democrats were stunned Tuesday when Kyl, the Republican point man for Senate deliberations over the treaty, said in a statement that he told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, that the accord should not be considered before January, when the newly elected Congress is seated.
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  1. stufit

    I agree with Kyl. START was being negotiated when I was young. There is no rush now. It would be much better if the administration did something about Iran and North Korea although that will be difficult since this administration is idealogically aligned with them. Perhaps START can be put off until after the 2012 elections when we have a real president that is actually working in the best interests of American and not trying to earn that Nobel Peace prize that was awarded to him for doing nothing.

    November 17, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  2. SayWhat

    "Kyl said, "We're talking. In good faith."

    I would like to hear his response to the NY TImes article today which ascribes his actions in this matter to the fact that he is the GOP point man whith marching orders to make sure that there will be "tens of billions" of expenditures to updat our nuclear arsenal. I would hate to see what Kyl considers "bad faith".

    November 17, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. SayWhat

    "Kyl said, "We're talking. In good faith."

    I would like to hear his response to the NY TImes article today which ascribes his actions in this matter to the fact that he is the GOP point man whith marching orders to make sure that there will be "tens of billions" of expenditures to update our nuclear arsenal. I would hate to see what Kyl considers "bad faith". Work for the country GOP, not for your party and its coprorate backers.

    November 17, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    Something SLAPPED him back to REALITY!!! I guess everyone is tired of hearing LAME excuses, including the American people. So anything that seems to be LAME should be passed during the LAME DUCK Session, and the RepubliCAN'Ts should STOP making LAME excuses!!!

    Hmm, NEXT>> in the TICKER – "Only one-third favor tax cut extension for wealthy".... Wow, I wonder why the RepubliCAN'Ts feel that they MUST listen to the American people and the majority of American people DO NOT want the tax cuts???? I will turn the page and READ!!

    All Politicians should get N2 Moving America Forward with our current leader – President Barack Obama!!!

    November 17, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  5. ED

    This Sen. Kyle is the worst kind of hypocrite there is. I am so sick of this man showing up with his stupidity.
    I know everyone has to deal with him, but why the people of AZ elect this man is beyond and reason to anyone with just the least of intelligence. This man is truly an idiot.

    November 17, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. carlos

    it should be ratified NOW, and, then, send the republiCONS to hell. But not even there they are wanted.

    November 17, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  7. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    Why should the DemocRATS be "stunned"? This is a big deal and there is going to be a large turnover in seats in Congress. Nothing as major as this is EVER taken up in a lame duck session.

    This is just more of the same, jam it through BS that we have seen from the DemocRATS over the last 2 years. Keep it up and there will be none of you left in office after 2012.

    November 17, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Duck Fallas

    He wants a payoff for Arizona. Typical right wing hypocrite scumbag.

    November 17, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. 2012 can't come fast enough to get rid of the GOPTEA Party!

    Kly is grandstanding, this absolutely makes no sense. The Republicans are over playing their hand. America has no problem with our foreign policy. It's "JOBs" you moron! The GOP will do anything and everything to bring down Pres. Obama, even at the expense of the American people.

    November 17, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. rs

    Kyl is just another retrograde 1950s Republican. What is this guy thinking? That an arms race would be a good idea? After what Bush did to the Budget deficit- we'd lose!
    Arizona must be proud....

    November 17, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |