Skip to comments.Republican Corrects the Record on Judicial Nominees
Posted on 02/16/2005 10:53:40 AM PST by FlyLow
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had some "interesting, if inaccurate" things to say about President Bush's judicial nominees on Tuesday, a Republican Senate staffer said.
In an exchange with reporters, Reid was asked whether Democrats have decided to oppose the men and women President Bush re-nominated for federal judgeships on Monday.
"Re-nomination is not the key," Reid responded. "I think the question is those judges that have already been turned down in the Senate. And unless there's something that is new that I'm not aware of with each of these men and women, we will vote the same way we did in the past."
But Reid is wrong, said Don Stewart, the communications director for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.).
"None of President Bush's judicial nominees has 'been turned down in the Senate,'" Stewart noted. "The nominees Reid referred to were denied a vote altogether -- despite the fact that they all had (and have) bipartisan majority support."
Sen. Cornyn and other Republicans have said that all Bush's nominees would be confirmed -- if Democrats would just allow an up-or-down vote by the full Senate.
"It's a little difficult to 'turn down' a nominee if he or she never gets an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor," Stewart said in a press release.
According to a transcript provided by Cornyn's office, Sen. Reid also mentioned Republican obstruction of Clinton nominees, singling out Judge Richard Paez. "But there's just one problem," Stewart said: "Richard Paez was confirmed by the Senate; he had an up-or-down vote and is now a sitting judge."
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How could Reid be so blatantly stupid as to say that these people were already voted down....
Oh good, they heard me respond to Reid through my TV when he said that :)
Scary, isn't it?
It's just point one from the dems play book: "Lie like hell. the stupid public won't know any better."
and they're still going on the old paradigm - the MSM wont tell anyone any different, so no one will call 'em on it.
Reid was born with a rare medical condition is which his mouth and a$$h)le were reversed.
I know, I know. I went to get mon chapeau de tinfoil right away.
Reid: "And unless there's something that is new that I'm not aware of with each of these men and women, we will vote the same way we did in the past."
Dean and Reid, makes me smile.
Flat-out lie from Reid! In the days of old media he would get away with it. Why didn't the reporter(s) call him on this, that these nominees have never faced an up/down vote?
More total lies by obstructionist Democrats, and the MSM just keeps on swallowing the lies unquestioned.
He's not stupid. He knows damn well that his friends who run the MSM will never call him on his lies. He's free to to tell any lie he wants and the majority of people will never know the difference. As to the people who know he's lying, he simply does not care what you think about him.
Reid also said that no Judge EVER has been elected with less than 60 votes.
"He's not stupid. He knows damn well that his friends who run the MSM will never call him on his lies. He's free to to tell any lie he wants and the majority of people will never know the difference. As to the people who know he's lying, he simply does not care what you think about him."
Tell that to Clarence Thomas...
Reid is a consumate liar. With liberals the truth doesn't matter, it's just how much can you fool the public. With the liberal media behind them, the democrats figure they can fool the public often.
And .. even if "they vote the same way" - it won't do them any good - they don't have enough votes to keep these people out of their appointed judgeships.