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mikelewis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-26-06 11:36 PM
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Senate GOP seeks to force vote on Alito
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This is the story most of the papers will run with in the morning...

Senate GOP seeks to force vote on Alito
JESSE J. HOLLAND
Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Die-hard Democratic critics of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito threatened on Thursday to block a vote on his confirmation, and Republicans countered with a move designed to force his approval by early next week.

"It is time to establish an end point" in the debate over President Bush's selection to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said he and other Democrats had refused to agree to a timetable for ending debate. "There's some division in our caucus," he conceded.

Democratic leader Harry Reid signaled as much in remarks on the Senate floor. He offered no support for Kennedy, John Kerry and others who are trying to block the vote with a filibuster in a last stand against Alito's confirmation.

"There's been adequate time for people to debate," Reid said.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/27/ap/politics/m...


Isn't that funny that I can't find anywhere in Reid's floor statement or any other statements issued today where he said "there's been adequate time for people to debate". I also can't find anything to support the statmeent that he does not support a filibuster. Did I miss something HUGH!!?

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