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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:57 PM

McCain: Don't filibuster Hagel

Source: Politico

By MANU RAJU and DAVID ROGERS | 2/4/13 4:53 PM EST Updated: 2/4/13 6:13 PM EST
Sen. John McCain appears to have cleared the way Monday for Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense.

The Arizona Republican, who has been a prominent voice in the debate over Hagel, said Monday he would oppose any attempt to filibuster the nomination, likely dooming any attempt by Senate conservatives to sustain a protracted procedural fight to delay Hagel’s confirmation.

“I do not believe that we should filibuster,” McCain told POLITICO. “To vote against is entirely the judgment of each individual senator, but a filibuster I think would be inappropriate.”
Asked if he would vote for cloture if a filibuster were mounted, McCain answered, “Yes.”

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/mccain-dont-filibuster-hagel-87159.html

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Reply McCain: Don't filibuster Hagel (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #1
Coolest Ranger Feb 2013 #2
SDjack Feb 2013 #3
mpcamb Feb 2013 #4
timdog44 Feb 2013 #5
denverbill Feb 2013 #6
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #7
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:01 PM

1. I guess he feels guilty about how he treated his friend.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:11 PM

2. either that or Hagal had some "choice" words for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:20 PM

3. Maybe Chuck has some old pix of McGrampy partying with Keating. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:23 PM

4. Ain't it great...

When he has a lucid moment.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:40 PM

5. McCain

Mayhaps Hagel has access to secret POW papers that have been redacted by McCain

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:00 PM

6. McCain is saving his filibuster for where his masters really want it: the CFPB.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:16 PM

7. What? Something smells rotten. nm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:31 AM

8. I think Hagel reminded McCain that he was once part of the Gang of 14...

and was a signatory of a MoU which contained the following passage:

Future Nominations. Signatories will exercise their responsibilities under the Advice and Consent Clause of the United States Constitution in good faith. Nominees should be filibustered only under extraordinary circumstances, and each signatory must use his or her own discretion and judgment in determining whether such circumstances exist.


It wouldn't do to be caught lying too often. I think even McCain understood that.

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