Wednesday, May 18, 2005
NUCLEAR HIGHLIGHT From earlier today, courtesy of Brad DeLong, who's been reading Think Progress:
SEN. SCHUMER: Isn't it correct that on March 8, 2000, my colleague [Sen. Frist] voted to uphold the filibuster of Judge Richard Paez?Here's the video.
Here was Frist's response:
The president, the um, in response, uh, the Paez nomination--we'll come back and discuss this further.... Actually I'd like to, and it really brings to what I believe--a point--and it really brings to, oddly, a point, what is the issue. The issue is we have leadership-led partisan filibusters that have, um, obstructed, not one nominee, but two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, in a routine way.