May 25, 2013
Kerry Calls for Alito Filibuster
Posted on Jan 26, 2006
CNN: WASHINGTON—The Senate’s top Republican decided Thursday to force a showdown on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito early next week, with the two Democratic senators from Massachusetts pushing to block a vote.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist filed a motion to cut off debate on the Alito nomination after his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Harry Reid, objected to a move by GOP leaders to schedule a final vote on his confirmation Monday afternoon.
Pulling this off would be the ultimate hat trick. Republicans reportedly need only one more Democrat on their side to force a vote. story
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