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Monday, November 15, 2004

Senator Frist Calls Nuclear Option "Viable"

In this LA Times article, Senator Frist is quoted as follows regarding the "nuclear option"

"And I think [that] clearly becomes a viable, viable option if we see a minority denying the majority the opportunity to express advice and consent."

This statement by Frist is the clearest indication yet that the upcoming Congressional session may be the most contentious (and exciting) one in recent history, as far as judicial nominations are concerned. Democrats have threatened to shut down the Senate as a whole if the threat to "go nuclear" is carried out, but can they really risk being seen as obstructing the entire business of the Senate?

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