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

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

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