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Politics: Filibuster flabbergasts

I noted with interest that Mr. Sharp must have failed high school civics when he wrote about filibustering judges. All judges submitted by a President are questioned and either rejected or passed on to the Senate by the Judiciary Committee. The Senate then votes on them in an advise and consent procedure to reject or confirm. The threat by the Democrats to filibuster in the Senate has caused a blockage of the submitted judges because it requires a supermajority vote to override this.

The Senate rules state that only a simple majority is required to pass or reject, not a supermajority. Never in the history of the Senate has the filibuster been used to block voting like this. All of the judges must be allowed an up or down vote in the Senate just as was done for all of Clinton’s nominees without a filibuster by the Republicans. This is a shameful and sad time for the Democrats, of which I used to be, to behave like children.

On another note. I think we need to read Ann Adams once in awhile just for laughs and to see just how much a leftist like her hates the conservatives and the Christian right.

Gordon Givan

Coupeville

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