Dems Delay Alito Vote by a Week

By January 14, 2006Judicial Nominations

Violating a “gentleman’s agreement” (insert joke of choice here), the Senate Democrats have forced a postponement of a Judiciary Committee vote on Judge Alito’s nomination by one week. Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA) was ready to vote on the nomination next week (let’s face it, they all know how they’re going to vote), but Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) said they would “hold over” his nomination an additional week, meaning he should be voted out of the Judiciary Committee on January 24. His nomination should go to the full Senate shortly thereafter, but who knows the way this thing will go?

Hmmmm…. So let’s see. If they can just delay the vote, how about next time they’re each up for election everyone who’s going to vote for them stays home and just goes to the polls a week later. A fair exchange, no? This is a delaying tactic, pure and simple. This man was grilled b this committee, some times in ways that showed the ineptitude of the questioner. We’d be damned lucky to have him on the Supreme Court. Let’s get on with it.

Click here to see who’s on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and remember next time they’re up for re-election. Also use the same link to tell them to quit delaying and put this thing to an up-or-down vote.