Skip to comments.Frist, Reid work on judge-approval deal
Posted on 04/25/2005 4:05:32 PM PDT by GB
WASHINGTON - In private talks with Majority Leader Bill Frist, the Senate's top Democrat has indicated a willingness to allow confirmation of at least two of President Bush's seven controversial appeals court nominees, but only as part of a broader compromise requiring Republicans to abandon threats to ban judicial filibusters, officials said Monday.
At the same time he offers to clear two nominees to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals for approval, officials said Sen. Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev., wants a third appointee to be replaced by an alternative who is preferred by Michigan's two Democratic senators.The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity, citing the confidential nature of the conversations between the two leaders.
Reid issued a statement during the day saying he has had numerous conversations with senators in both parties in hopes of avoiding a showdown. "As part of any resolution, the nuclear option must be off the table," the statement concluded, referring to the GOP threat of banning judicial filibusters.
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Fool me once, shame on you, fool me for the umpteenth time....
If Frist accepts this "compromise" there'll be hell to pay. For one thing, Rush will roast him alive.
Frist better no even think about it...
Lets see im guessing this is how it will go...
Reid (next day): the Republicans refused the comprimise.
Frist(next day): The Minority Leader insisted on his obstruction.
wants a third appointee to be replaced by an alternative who is preferred by Michigan's two Democratic senators
OMG.....if Frist takes this deal...we won't be able to run for Dogcatcher as a Republican.
Agreed. If Frist does, the GOP will pay dearly....
Reid: "You f'd up, you trusted us."
If he wants to continue his political career, he'd better not think about it.
Anything else will lose Republicans the majority in 2006. Take that to the bank.
Who the He double L do those democrats think they are? This is crazy!
If we make a deal with those snakes - you can KISS THE SENATE GOODBYE IN 2006 - THAT'S A DONE DEAL ON THIS SIDE.
FRIST IS A FOOL.......
Yeah, what good is being the majority party if you continue to cave to the minority party. Frist just hasn't shown leadership ability, IMHO.
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