Keep it Up! Co-Sponsor, Senators Dropping Support for SOPA
It would appear that the cascading black-out of popular websites across the Nation is leaving some of our governmental representatives feeling a bit in the dark, too.
After major websites took to shutting down their sites since midnight last night, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) a co-sponsor of PIPA, which is the Senate's version of the controversial anti-piracy bill, has officially dropped support for his creation.
"Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences," announced Rubio earlier today.
Along with Rubio, Texas Senator John Cornyn pulled his hat back out of the Internet legislation ring, saying "the potential impact of this legislation is too far-reaching to ram it through Congress in such an abrupt way."
Not to be outdone, Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri has decided to move on as well, issuing his own statement on Facebook.
According to ArsTechnica, a total of 13 Senators, mostly Republican, have begun the rapid march away from a position of support for PIPA. The list includes John Boozman of Arizona, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Orrin Hatch of Utah.
Technorati has been reviewing sites throughout the day, and reporting which ones have blacked out (or partially blacked out) their content in protest of SOPA and PIPA.