Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Reid Leads, Will Vote Against Roberts

Conceding that John Roberts Jr. will likely win confirmation as the new Supreme Court Chief Justice, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that he would vote against Roberts.

Reid said he questioned Roberts' commitment to civil rights and accused the Bush administration of stonewalling requests for documents that might shed light on his views.

With the utter contempt Bush and his party show for Senate Democrats, this is an entirely appropriate time for the Minority Leader to put his foot down, show leadership and extend nothing whatsoever across the aisle.

Thank you, Senator Reid.