Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:57 PM
DonViejo (20,843 posts)
McCain: Don't filibuster Hagel
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.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/mccain-dont-filibuster-hagel-87159.html
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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:31 AM
FleetwoodMac (351 posts)
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.