The Dems finally point out the hypocrisy

One thing is for certain: On the filibuster, Democrats aren't taking it lying down.

As Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) works to negotiate with Republican Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Democrats circulated a document Monday detailing each of the Republican senators who had ever filibustered or blocked a nominee.

The filibuster is a process by which 40 senators can veto a bill or nominee. Democrats have 44 members in the Senate, and are thereby able—when unified—to prevent a Bush judicial nominee from being confirmed.

Some senators, like Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), have filibustered as many as 13 nominees.

Republicans contend that Democrats have sought to block nominees based on their faith. Democrats have allowed for the confirmation of more than 200 of about 240 nominees put forth by President Bush.

The document follows.


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