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so that he doesn't die in prison. Or at least clemency.
It is embarrassing that he is still in prison while Amnesty International is working to get him released. I thought for sure Clinton would pardon him. And then I was positive Obama would. Biden needs to do the right thing.
I taught some of his family and I think of him often, but all these assholes looking for pardons made me think about it again last night.
We need more of this from our representatives. Let's stop pretending it is anything else.
Why does this matter? If all 11 Republican members of the Judiciary Committee oppose Bidens pick and all 11 Democrats back her, the nomination goes inert. (A pretty safe bet in a committee where at least half of the Republican members have White House ambitions of their own.) The nomination doesnt die, but it does get parked until a lawmakerhistorically, the Leader of the partybrings it to the floor for four hours of debate.
A majority of the Senate51 votes, typicallycan then put debate about the issue on the calendar for the next day. But thats the last easy part. When the potential pick comes to the floor again, its not as a nomination. At that point, its a motion to discharge, a cloture motion that requires 60 votes. In other words, 10 Republicans would have to resurrect the nomination of someone already blocked in the Judiciary Committee.
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