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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Please don't throw me in that briar patch, Brer Reid

Democrats threaten shutdown - The Washington Times:

Democrats yesterday said they will halt all Senate business except essential operations and national defense if Republicans use the 'nuclear option' to unclog President Bush's judicial nominees. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada made the threat in a letter yesterday to Majority Leader Bill Frist, who has said he has the 51 votes needed for a parliamentary procedure that would force the nominees through the Senate on a simple majority vote. 'Of course, Democrats would never block legislation vital to our troops or other national security interests, and we will help ensure that critical government services continue to function for the American people,' Mr. Reid wrote. Click to Visit 'Beyond that very limited scope, however, we will be reluctant to enter into any consent agreement that facilitates Senate activities, even on routine matters,' he said.
I am now officially in support of the Republicans using the 'nuclear option.' Today. (via Powerline)

2 Comments:

Blogger Cubicle said...

yea me too.

I see how that is a threat.

but it will only backfire (just like blocking the judges generated bad press)

3/19/2005 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

I don't care if it backfires or not.

The prospect of the federal government only worrying about things like national security and critical government services has me giddy with joy.

3/21/2005 11:21:00 AM  

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