Senator Leahy Lies About Alito Filibuster

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On This Week this week, Senator Leahy said the Senate of course should not filibuster Supreme Court nominees. That's just something they don't do! So George Stephanopolous asked, "You filibustered Justice Alito, didn't you?" Leahy said they didn't. George pressed him on it, and he explained, well, we had a cursory vote we knew was going to fail.

No, the Democrats actually had a filibuster. There was a cloture vote to end the filibuster, and everything. And worse, Leahy voted against cloture (for continuing the filibuster), but now he says "we never filibuster justices of the Supreme Court."

Except when they are Republican nominees, apparently.

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