Skip to comments.Senate leaders Reid, McConnell strike deal on judicial nominees
Posted on 03/14/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by ColdOne
Senate leaders on Wednesday reached an agreement on a group of President Obamas judicial nominees, avoiding a showdown that could have brought the chamber to standstill.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cancelled cloture votes on 17 of Obama's nominees set to begin on Wednesday afternoon after reaching the deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Under the agreement, the Senate will put 14 of the 17 judicial nominees up for a vote by May 7th at a pace of two per week, according to a Senate Democratic aide.
"Which is great because we've been averaging one nomination a week," the aide said.
McConnell claimed some victory, noting that as part of the agreement, the Senate would turn next to the JOBS Act that was passed by the House last week. Senate Republicans have been pushing for action on the bill, but Reid said the judicial nominees needed to be dealt with first.
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YUP, just downright horrific! I am running out of words to use about the GOP without getting in trouble!
Thanks Mitch for ‘F ing over your country for a generation.
GOP gets screwed again.
When, someone tell me when, the Republican members of the Senate will learn that dealing with Harry Reid is a complete and total waste of time. The man is beyond explanation and yet he makes them follow him around like a puppy looking or scraps
I read the headlines and know without even reading the article....
Damn McConnell, bring the senate to a halt if you
Caved, as just about everyone predicted. Damn.
I can see coming to “a deal”, but 14 out of 17 corrupt Democrat scumbags??
7 out of 17, maybe, but yow...! This is another big step for flushing America right down the freaking toilet.
The Stupid Party rides again.
There is a bizarre woman in KY claiming that she will lead the push for McC for president if Romney falls short on the first ballot. McC may be the one who makes Romney look favorable!
The GOP in the Senate is mostly dead, and the worms are crawling out.
If patriots take back the Senate, McConnell needs to be barred from taking a seat. The Senate can do that.
People in KY are so misinformed that they are convinced that McC is one of the “good guys.”
McCorrnhole caves again.
As Charlie Schumer said, “The judges are where it’s at.”. Mitch just doesn’t seem to get it.
Speaking of KY, McConnell could use some of it.
McConnell is a COMPLETE IDIOT who is constantly getting rolled by the Democrats. Come January 2013 when the Republicans will be back in control of the Senate (hopefully reinforced by new TRUE CONSERVATIVES with a number of current CINO/RINOs gone) McConnell will be voted out and put out to pasture in the peanut gallery.
With the potential for The Messiah to be shit-canned in November, Democrats/Leftists/Socialists/Progressives/Communists are pushing to fill EVERY VACANCY THEY CAN prior to November, to pack the Courts with Liberal Activist judges, whereby they can further "interpret" the shreds of The Constitution that remain, and destroy ANY future hope for this Country.
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