Skip to comments.With GOP Filibuster, Chuck Hagelís Rocky Road Continues (BUT Repubs promise to cave anyway!)
Posted on 02/15/2013 12:11:11 PM PST by pabianice
Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obamas nominee to be the next Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, by a razor thin vote of 58-39 Thursday, with one senator voting present. But all hope for Hagel is not lost. Just because they still want more time to debate their former Republican colleagues nomination, doesnt mean that Hagels confirmation is dead.
At least three Republican senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr said that they simply want more time and intend to vote for cloture a parliamentary procedure that ends a filibuster by limiting debate to 30 hours that requires a supermajority of 60 votes when the Senate returns from recess the week of Feb. 25. I will oppose cloture because debate should continue and when we get back unless there is a bombshell Ill vote for cloture and move on to his nomination, Graham said on the floor of the Senate on Thursday.
The key in Grahams statement is the bombshell. Republicans still hoping to kill Hagels nomination will surely spend the next week combing over his past speeches looking for just that.
But the biggest challenge to Hagels confirmation has had little to do with his fitness for the job but with McCain and Grahams demand that the White House provide more documents on the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack. The duo said earlier Thursday that they would filibuster Hagel until the White House produced those documents...
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Hooray for the Pubbies for showing some spine. We’ll see how it turns out....
Why is it that everytime the GOP gets taught a lesson, it is me that ends up suffering?
It wasn’t a filibuster, but Reid made sure every headline screams “filibuster”.
It was to avoid a vote for now, until “more info” is forthcoming. That’s not a filibuster.
Wish it was a filibuster, ‘cause if ever a nominee deserved one, it’s Hagel for SecDef.
Just a delay. Then they call it a victory even though they have no real intent to stop him
They will make lots of noise and vote to confirm - it’s that simple.
You forgot your sarcasm tag.
They’ll break like an old shotgun I have. Click!
Of course not, how can a former Senator be unfit? Not prudent to say they are, not prudent at all.
Preemptive surrender is all they know.
These WHINO's are always crying like babies and conseding defeat.
Bloonberg (styrofoam, big gulp soda WHINO,
Christie ( Fat ass, pay all my bills King Barack!)
WHINO, Graham ( I'm really not a Faggot)
WHINO, McCain ( Just can't get enough in kickbacks & Bribes) WHINO! Just to name a few of our premere WHINO's
Nominate your favorite WHINO today!