Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A day late and a NO vote short

Senator Cantwell -WA (D?) has issued a press-release saying she will vote against confirming Alito to the Supreme Court. She met with and questioned Alito on Monday afternoon... and found him wanting! So why, Oh why did she vote for cloture? I called her office this morning and asked that question. The answer I got: - the nice lady on the phone couldn't say; Cantwell hasn't issued an explanation on that vote. So for now, all of us progressive's are left to angrily speculate on her vote and read over the stuff on her Democratic primary challengers website.

Press Release of Senator Cantwell

Cantwell Announces Vote Against Alito

Following Face-to-Face Meeting, Cantwell Expresses Concerns About AlitoÂ’s Positions on the Constitutional Right to Privacy, the Balance Between the Rights of the Government and the Individual, and the Relationship Between Branches of Government

Monday, January 30,2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that she will vote against the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. ...(more)

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