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Samuel Alito Watch: Byrd and Johnson Break Ranks to Support Confirmation


Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is seen in Washington in an undated file photo. Johnson broke ranks on Thursday and announced he would vote to confirm President Bush’s nomination of conservative federal appeals judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

ASSociated Press: More Democrats Get Behind Alito Nomination

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.

Byrd and Johnson break party ranks but the vote Yea continues below 60.

Will the other Democrats have the intestinal fortitude to filibuster and withstand the wrath of the Gang of 14 and/or Nuclear Option?

The New York Times certainly has called them out………

Stay tuned……debate should end soon….. or will it?


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