And of course, the Left places no blame on the majority leader, Liar Reid.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that the White House's response to his and other Republican senators' questions on the September attack in Benghazi, Libya was satisfactory. The senior Arizona senator said he is now ready to find a way to end the filibuster that is holding up the confirmation vote for defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, CNN reported.
"I think it was an adequate response, yes," McCain said. "We are working on and having negotiations now trying to smooth this thing out and get it done."
What's amazing is this: the Constitution envisions a tripartite government, with co-equal Legislative, and Executive and a Judicial branches. By filibustering Hagel's nomination, the GOP is upsetting that balance, allowing a minority of the Senate to dictate to the Executive branch how it may constitute itself. This is un-precedented for a very good reason. It makes the Legislative branch a hostage to non-constitutional parliamentary rules of a separate branch of government.
And what is the sin that Hagel committed that have Republicans up in arms? Disparagement of the pro-Israel lobby? Not really. Opposition to the surge in Iraq? Well he supported the initial incursion and admitted that it was a mistake. (Something that night McCain nor Graham will admit to.) No, it was Hagel's support of President Obama over McCain in 2008. This is why the Republicans can't abide him. But then again the President Obama nominees the Republicans actually like are few and far between simply because it was Obama who nominated them. And now we have to wait until Jan of 2015 to get real filibuster reform but if the Republicans keep playing these games we will certainly get that reform.
Last edited by Spot72; 02-14-2013 at 09:04 PM.
Hagel nomination hearing pushed back another week. The longer the delay the less chance Hagel has of being nominated. More questions need to be answered surrounding Hagel's foreign dealings and the WH has questions yet to be answered surrounding Benghazi.
Most nominees aren't on Hamas payroll...
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