Don’t you just love Senator Dianne Feinstein’s rule for the use of the filibuster of a supreme court nominee? In this video during the Justice Alito hearings, she was a much more reasoned Senator. You can only wonder what happened to her values as a Senator of The United States. Watch the video and see her logic in action and compare it to now.
As Written By Matt Vespa for TownHall:
What happened to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)? She used to be rational when it came to Supreme Court nominations. In 2006, when Senate Democrats were mulling what to do with Judge Samuel Alito (now Justice Alito), the California Senator told Bob Schieffer, then-host of CBS’ Face The Nation, that a filibuster of Alito would be unlikely because you can’t just block a Supreme Court nominee just because you disagree with him or her.
SCHIEFFER: “Are your concerns strong enough, Senator, then that you would support a filibuster to block him?”
FEINSTEIN: “I do not see the likelihood of a filibuster to be very candid with you. I don’t see those kinds of egregious things emerging that would justify a filibuster. I think when it comes to filibustering a Supreme Court appointment; you really have to have something out there whether it’s gross moral turpitude or something that comes to the surface. Now I mean, this is a man I might disagree with. That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on the court.”
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