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  • Hatch on the Nuclear Option
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    Published - 11/21/13 - 02:55 PM | 3 3 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a current member and former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for initiating the so-called “nuclear option” to change Senate rules. After Majority Leader Reid moved forward with using the nuclear option – which would end the right to filibuster by allowing each judicial nomination to only need a simple majority to be confirmed – Hatch issued the following statement:

    “Today we face a real crisis in the confirmation process, a crisis concocted by the Democrat majority to distract attention from the Obamacare disaster and, in the process, consolidate more power than any majority has had in more than 200 years. This crisis was created by a majority that wants to win at all cost, for whom the political ends justify any means whatsoever.”

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    Uncle Sam
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    November 22, 2013
    How times change. From 2005:

    HANNITY: Would you support what the liberals are calling the nuclear option, that is, that you take away their ability to filibuster?

    HATCH: Well, I was one of the early ones recommending the constitutional option, is what I call it, because never in the history of this country have we had filibusters or simply majority vote requirements for judges, especially court of appeal judges.

    TOmmmi
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    November 29, 2013
    The Senators should withhold voting on all laws that come up until this is put back. The democratic majority should be ashamed of themselves for seizing more power unconstitutionally.
    Brandt Hardin
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    November 21, 2013
    These changes are long overdue. The GOP has made Obama dance and jive for every single candidate in his cabinet since day one. These deadbeat office-holders need to get to work fixing America instead of playing games. Is the sole purpose of the Republican Party to bamboozle Obama? http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html
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