Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Alito Goes to Full Confirmation

Judge Alito has been approved in committee and now faces a full floor vote in the Senate:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sharply divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday urged approval of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate.

On a party-line vote of 10-8, the committee sent President George W. Bush's nomination of Alito to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is set to begin debate on Wednesday, with a vote as early as the end of this week.

During today's proceedings, the Dems abandoned their abandoned their ridiculous obsession with both Concerned Alumni of Princeton and Vanguard, further proving the weakness of these arguments. If they weren't good enough to raise a last minute concern, it certainly wasn't valid for them to be brought up in the first place. It just goes to show you how truly baseless the arguments against Alito actually are.

Also, I came across this statement from Republican Senator Lindsay Graham:

Let me tell you another thing that's not good for the country. [Reading from a news article:] "With little chance of stopping Judge Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Senate Democratic leaders urged their members to vote against him in an effort to lay the groundwork for making a campaign issue of his decisions on the court."

I'll just tell you right now. We welcome that debate. We'll clean your clock.

I mean, Judge Alito is closer to the mainstream of America than Citizens (sic) for an American Way.

We'll win that debate, but the judiciary will lose if we continue to do this.