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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Nuclear Option: Frist Hearts the Filibuster

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Cloture Motion RE: Nom. of Richard Paez to be U.S. Circuit Judge) -- Roll Call Vote

Senator Dorgan said that he didn't want to embarrass his colleagues on the floor of the Senate by calling out those who have voted against cloture during an attempted filibuster of Clinton appointees. Well, he is a better man than I. Here's a hint -- Bill Frist & Sam Brownback -- on the list. Remember, just cause you failed in a filibuster attempt, doesn't mean you didn't see it as a "constitutional option."

Then there was 1995.

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to invoke cloture Re: Henry W. Foster, Jr. nomination) -- Roll Call Vote

The full list is in the extended entry. Here's another hint; Santorum, Hatch, McConnel -- you guessed it, on the list.

Abraham (R-MI)
Ashcroft (R-MO)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brown (R-CO)
Burns (R-MT)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coverdell (R-GA)
Craig (R-ID)
D'Amato (R-NY)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dole (R-KS)
Domenici (R-NM)
Faircloth (R-NC)
Gramm (R-TX)
Grams (R-MN)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hatfield (R-OR)
Helms (R-NC)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Kempthorne (R-ID)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Mack (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Nickles (R-OK)
Pressler (R-SD)
Roth (R-DE)
Santorum (R-PA)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-NH)
Stevens (R-AK)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thompson (R-TN)
Thurmond (R-SC)
Warner (R-VA)

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