14 Nov 2003 “We’re Only Filibustering Four”
Another observation from NCPPR executive director David Almasi:
The liberal obstructionists in the Senate recently changed their battle cry from one of a crusade to stop the ‘right wing’ from packing the courts to a defensive “we’re only filibustering four.”
Make that six, now that they ended the unprecedented judicial nomination debate marathon by defeating the cloture votes on nominees Carolyn Kuhl and Janice Rogers Brown. And this does not include the others in the wings who are being blocked procedurally and under threat of filibuster.
If they want to play the numbers game, that’ll be a 50% INCREASE in the number of nominees are now being OFFICIALLY filibustered.