Democrats just back from a week long post Memorial Day recess say they have the votes to delay, Ambassador to the United Nations nominee and under-secretary of State John Bolton’s confirmation until the Bush Administration complies for their request for more information:
In the Senate’s last act before leaving for its Memorial Day break, Democrats mustered enough support to block a final vote on Bolton, who they said tried to misuse U.S. intelligence and intimidated or tried to remove intelligence analysts who did not conform to his hard-line views.
Democrats demand the administration turn over more classified material on Bolton, but the White House has refused and accused Democrats of using partisan delaying tactics.
The Silent Filibuster….. so much for the DEAL…. oh yes – Bolton is not a judge.
So, we wait for cloture.