Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:43 PM
Purveyor (29,428 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#ixzz2Jyda7yrT
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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:28 AM
Filibuster Harry (664 posts)
3. Who is going to filibuster the nomination?? Little Lindsey?? So how many votes does Hagel
get today?? I previously thought 60 -65 but now I am thinking 70+.