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More Democrats to Support Alito

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by carpro, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    More Democrats Get Behind Alito Nomination
    Jan 26 2:56 PM US/Eastern

    Associated Press Writer



    Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito picked up two new Democratic supporters alongside liberal critics Thursday, and Republicans began calling for the Senate to end its debate and vote to confirm him.

    "Senate Democrats should stop their foot-dragging on the vote for Judge Alito to become Justice Alito," said Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. Democrats Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Tim Johnson of South Dakota announced their support for the conservative judge.

    The New Jersey jurist's confirmation as the nation's 110th justice is assured, with 51 Republicans and Democrats Byrd, Johnson and Ben Nelson of Nebraska pledging to vote for his nomination to replace the moderate Sandra Day O'Connor on the nine-member Supreme Court.

    "My considered judgment from his record, from his answers to my questions, and from his obvious intelligence and sincerity, leads me to believe him to be an honorable man who loves his country, loves his Constitution and will give of his best. Can we really ask for more?" said Byrd, the senior Democrat in the 100-member Senate.

    He and other Democratic senators are calling for their party not to filibuster, the only weapon the minority party has left to try and stop Alito.
  2. fromtheright

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    Feb 21, 2002
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    I'm not a big Robert Byrd fan, but I've got to hand it to him for doing the right thing and taking a stand against his own party.
  3. Martin

    Martin Active Member

    Jan 1, 2005
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    If Ruth Bater Ginsberg could get a floor vote and get the majority of democrats and republicans supporting her there is no reason for anyone to deny Alito that same honor. He is no more "outside of the mainstream" (whatever that means) than Ginsberg is. Kerry, Kennedy, and the like are playing political games. Nothing more. Sadly many christians who get caught up in politics play similar games.

    I must give Alito credit though. To sit there and have Ted Kennedy question his ethics and take it...man I could never have done that. I think I would have reminded Mr Kennedy of somethings in his past and the saying about throwing stones in glass houses. Well,,,,that is why I am not a politician and will never be a supreme court nominee. [​IMG]

    Martin. [​IMG]