Thursday, July 21, 2005

Filibuster against Roberts is unlikely

The Gang of 14 Senators are meeting today to discuss John Roberts’ nomination to the US Supreme Court. Several of the Republican members of the informal group, including Sen. John McCain, have already stated that Judge Roberts deserves an up or down vote. Many of the Republicans among the gang of 14 have even praised Roberts. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn) said the president had recieved the message of the Gang of 14 and sent a "mainstream conservative" to the Senate for confirmation.

These positions are enough to indicate that while Roberts can’t expect an easy confirmation both parties are looking to move the nomination forward to the full Senate.

Roberts’ hearings and a vote are expected to begin shortly after Labor Day and last approximately one month.


At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Heiuan said...

I doubt the gang of 14 will need to swing their clout on this one. The Left seems to be fairly resigned to Roberts being as innocuous a choice as could reasonably be expected.

Of course, I could be wrong, but I don't see too many road blocks being tossed in front of Roberts' nomination. Not unless something fairly horrid appears out of a closet somewhere.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Jdeer165 said...

I hope this is an indicator of the future direction of political discourse in Washington. Hopefully they've gotten the picture that the vast majority of Americans are tired of the bickering and venom both parties have been spewing for the past decade or so.

We can only hope.


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