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The Goal of the Alito Hearings

The Goal of the Alito Hearings

by Chris Bowers

I am in DC today, as I will be for the rest of the week. While I am down here, one of the main things I will be working on is to defeat the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

I want to make that last sentence clear. I believe the Democratic goal for the Alito hearings should be to defeat his nomination through a filibuster of 41 votes or more, and then to defeat the nuclear option with a vote of 51 votes or more. Samuel Alito is an unacceptable choice to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.

This is my belief and my goal, and I write this without representing any group or elected official in Washington DC.

I don't care if a filibuster of Alito results in Republicans successfully triggering the nuclear option. Blocking an unacceptable nominee to the Supreme Court is the main reason why we need the filibuster for judicial nominees. If we can't use it in order to save it, it is worthless…

Lots more really good stuff at http://www.MakeThemAccountable.com/.

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