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Santorum: Don’t Filibuster Sotomayor

Last updated: 07/31/2020 08:00 | 06/23/2009 05:32
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Ceri Sinclair

I just spoke with former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who’s now a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and asked him whether the party should keep open the option of filibustering Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

“I’ve never been for a filibuster,” said Santorum. “You can’t go out and argue, as we did, during the Roberts and Alito confirmations and during the circuit court process, that filibusters are illegitimate when it comes to judges, and then come back and use them now. And if you’re looking at this from the realpolitik perspective, I don’t believe that we could ever sustain a filibuster. The other side can. They are much more power-driven and politically motivated than our side could ever be.”

“We need to be pure on this one.”

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