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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Seven Senators Sad Soliloquy Eschewed

Posted by: Hammer / 8:56 AM

Smilin' Norm Coleman is one of seven Republican senators pissed off (to no end!) that the debate on the Warner amendment criticizing the escalation in Iraq was cut off. By Republicans. Including, as it turns out, five of the senators signing the letter. TPM:

Yet now we see that seven Republican senators, five of whom voted with their party caucus to shut down the debate on Monday, have now written an open letter to the leaders of the body pledging to "We respectfully advise you, our leaders, that we intend to take S. Con. Res 7 and offer it, where possible under the Standing Rules of the Senate, to bills coming before the Senate" and "explore all of our options under the Senate procedures and practices to ensure a full and open debate."

Again, I'd love to rip into Smilin' Norm on this one, but he at least had the decency to vote on Monday in favor of allowing debate on the resolution before writing a sternly worded letter in favor of debating the resolution today.

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