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Wed Mar 5, 2014, 09:59 PM

They Were Against Him Before They "For" Him

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/41-republicans-confirm-nominee-after-attempting-filibuster

The post-nuclear Senate is a strange place.

Forty-one Republican senators voted Wednesday to filibuster Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez of Puerto Rico, a nominee to be a U.S. district court judge.

Their attempt failed because under new rules established by Democrats, "cloture" on most presidential nominees requires a simple majority, rather than 60 votes. So the nominee moved forward, 57-41.

Then the Senate proceeded to a final vote on the nomination, which passed 98-0, capturing the Republican senators who had just attempted to filibuster Delgado.


The games Rethugs play. I despise them.

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