Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Durbin Confirms Dems Didn't Have Votes

While listening to the Randi Rhodes Show on Air America this afternoon, I heard Democratic Senator Dick Durbin confirm that we did not have the votes to keep the filibuster intact.

"We were pretty sure about five Republican Senators," said Durbin. "But we just weren't sure where we were going to get the other one from."

Durbin was referring to the 51 Senators it would take to defeat Republican efforts to get rid of the filibuster.

That at least makes the compromise pill a little easier to swallow.