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Samuel Alito Watch: Obama Criticises Filibuster As Biden Supports It Once

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito walks through the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington January 27, 2006.

ASSociated Press: Sen. Obama Criticizes Filibuster Tactic

To more effectively oppose Supreme Court nominees in the future, Democrats need to convince the public “their values are at stake” rather than use stalling tactics to try to thwart the president, said a senator who opposes
Samuel Alito’s confirmation.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., predicted on Sunday that an effort to try to block a final vote on Alito would fail on Monday. That would clear the way for Senate approval Tuesday of the federal appeals court judge picked to succeed the retiring Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor.

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., said he, too, would support the filibuster attempt but agreed that it was not particularly wise.

“I think a filibuster make sense when you have a prospect of actually succeeding,” Biden said on CNN’s “Late Edition.” “I will vote one time to say to continue the debate. but the truth of the matter” is that Alito will be confirmed, he said.

The Democrats WILL FILIBUSTER and LOSE on a cloture vote.

It appears they do NOT have the votes to DENY cloture.

A final up or down vote will occur on Tuesday with the confirmation of Justice Alito – just in time for President Bush’s State of the Union address.


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