Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, right, along with his wife Martha look on during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Jan. 9, 2006.
Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay on a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, but the 55-year-old conservative was still expected to be confirmed by the full Republican-led Senate.
Still, the Democratic action ended hopes by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, to have President George W. Bush’s nominee confirmed by the end of this week for a seat on the nation’s highest court.
“The Democrats’ decision to delay … is unjustified and desperate partisan obstructionism,” Frist said in a statement.
“Despite these tactics, Judge Alito remains on track to be confirmed as Justice Alito,” Frist said. “A Justice delayed will not be a Justice denied.”
The Senate Democrats do NOT have the votes to block Alito’s confirmation. So, they have to be JERKS and pull an immature delay stunt.
Alito WILL BE CONFIRMED but after another senseless week of delay……