Scott Brown, Jim DeMint Speak Out Against SOPA And Protect IP (TWEETS)

01/18/2012 12:43 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2012

As over 7,000 websites go dark Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts, a controversial pair of bills that could effectively shutter many popular Internet sites, some lawmakers took to Twitter to express their reservations about the legislation.

The proposed laws took a blow earlier Wednesday when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of the bill's original co-sponsors, removed his support and urged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to stop Protect IP from coming to a floor vote next week.

See what other lawmakers are saying about the controversial legislation:

Politicians React To SOPA and PIPA

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