Monday, May 09, 2005

Senator Reid Blasts Senator Hatch

"In the battle raging over President Bush's judicial nominees, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is ratcheting up the rhetoric, stopping just short of calling Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch a hypocrite. Instead, the Nevada Democrat said Friday, "He's been a terribly big disappointment to me."
In Salt Lake City to speak to Utah Democrats the night before their annual convention today, Reid let loose his frustration with his Republican colleagues - particularly Hatch, former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where many Democratic judges were stalled or blocked. Reid takes issue with conservative senators who claim Democrats are obstructing the judicial nominating process.
Reid called Utah Sen. Bob Bennett "totally rational" in their discussions of the issue, but said Hatch is another matter. Hatch claims the minority party has created a crisis in the courts by refusing to vote on the president's nominees.
"I can't imagine how Orrin Hatch can keep a straight face," Reid toldThe Salt Lake Tribune editorial board. "I don't know how, within the framework of intellectual honesty, he can say the things he does."

Just your typical dogfight between Demos and the GOP
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2 Comments:

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Ethan said...

Don't forget Hatch's letter in Sunday's Tribune.

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Tyler Farrer said...

The letter

 

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