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GOP senators derail Interior nominee

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, May 16, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Senate Republicans showed again why Democrats are so desperate to make Al Franken their 60th vote.
    In a 57-39 vote, Democrats fell just short of the 60 votes needed to confirm David Hayes as the No. 2 official at the Department of Interior. Hayes — criticized by Western Republicans for proposals to yank oil drilling leases on public lands — is the first Obama nominee to be stopped by GOP opposition.

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  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

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    If the vote was 57-39, what difference would Al Franken had made? 57 + 1 is not 60...
     
  3. OldRegular

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    Do the democrats, sorry as they are, really want a gutter mouth like franken as a democrat senator.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    Oh, absolutely!
     
  5. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

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    It is not a matter what who or what the democrats want, the people of MN elected him as their representative and they deserve to be represented. That is what the constitution says. Unfortunately the constitution doesn't exclude anyone for having a gutter mouth.

    There are many in the Senate I don't particularly care for but the people of their districts voted them in so what can we do? Do we take them all to court just to keep them from being seated?
     
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