Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Leah, one of the summer team at Atrios's site, has this reminder that Bill Pryor's committee vote has now been set for Thursday (two days from now), and that there is still some question as to how Sen. Specter will vote; Leah also gives you various ways to make your opinions known to the Senators.
I doubt very much that Sen. Specter would vote against the nomination in such a way as to kill it in committee; but it is possible that he will vote only to let it go to the Senate floor without a recommendation. Those of you with voting rights in Maine and other states with Republican Senators who style themselves "moderate", in particular, should make your voices heard. If the Republicans think that they might lose a floor vote, then they will be likely to let the nomination languish (as they are currently doing with the fellow who's been nominated to the District Court in Arkansas).
posted by sam 3:07 PM
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