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Wed Jan 16, 2019, 06:10 AM

 

Does Barr need 60 votes for confirmation?

Or just 50?

Either way, no Democrat should vote to confirm him.

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Reply Does Barr need 60 votes for confirmation? (Original post)
Trumpocalypse Jan 2019 OP
allgood33 Jan 2019 #1
diddlysquat Jan 2019 #2
beachbum bob Jan 2019 #3
DetroitLegalBeagle Jan 2019 #4
Vinca Jan 2019 #5
EffieBlack Jan 2019 #6

Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 06:59 AM

1. 51

 

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 08:25 AM

2. Rachel Maddow said:

60!

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Response to diddlysquat (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 08:55 AM

3. 60 is cloture measure and part of the "filibuster" routine. I don' think presidential appointeess

 

are subject to that as part of deal worked out

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Response to diddlysquat (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 08:59 AM

4. She's wrong.

51 votes are needed. Dems have no power to block him unless part 4 GOP Senators refuse to vote for him.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 09:00 AM

5. I think some Democrats will vote for him. It was reported that Chris Coons was leaning

in that direction. I can't imagine how any of them can vote for him given his mealy-mouthed responses to some of the questions. He included a "weasel clause" in every answer.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 09:14 AM

6. I can understand - although I don't agree - why some Dems might vote for him

He's pretty bad, but not nearly as bad as most of the people Trump would pick. As one commentator said, "He falls into the 'elections have consequences' category of AG nominees" since just about any other Republican president could have picked him, too. I can understand how a senator would figure we're not going to get any better, so let's just get the show on the road and move on.

As I said, I don't agree - I'd like to see every Democrat vote no, even if it doesn't make any difference in the outcome. But I understand where some of them are coming from.

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