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Shelby Is Wrong

February 5, 2010

This sort of gamesmanship is wrong, grow up.

from Politico

SHELBY BLOCKS ALL NOMINATIONS: Republicans don’t need 41 senators – one blanket hold on nominees can stop everything. From CongressDaily: ‘Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., has placed a blanket hold on all executive nominations on the Senate calendar in an effort to win concessions from the Obama administration and Pentagon on a variety of fronts affecting his home state, according to aides to Senate Majority Leader Reid. Reid spokeswoman Regan Lachapelle said Shelby is blocking more than 70 pending nominations. Reid can force a vote on any nomination by filing cloture.

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