Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:29 PM
Cali_Democrat (22,787 posts)
Mitch McConnell (aka The Turtle) Raises Chuck Hagel Filibuster Possibility
AP | Posted: 02/04/2013 3:45 pm EST | Updated: 02/04/2013 6:03 pm EST
BY DONNA CASSATA
WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is raising the possibility of a filibuster of President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.
In interview this past weekend, McConnell gave Hagel a poor grade for his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee several days ago.
The Senate Armed Services Committee could vote as early as Thursday on the nomination and refer it to the full Senate. Democrats hold a 14-12 edge on the panel.
McConnell said opposition to the former Republican senator leading the Pentagon was growing.
Well done, Harry Reid.
Well. Fucking. Done.
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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:12 PM
Mass (26,287 posts)
3. It would not pass but they are trying to get Obama to withdraw Hagel's candidacy
55 dems + Cochran and Johanns = 57.
McCain and Blunt said they were against a filibuster (59)
With McCain's cover, Collins and/or Murkowski will vote against a filibuster, plus probably a few others.
This said, I agree about Reid. The votes will be there against Cordray.