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Reid Admits Defeat (Kinda Sorta)



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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has acknowledged that the Senate Democrats lack the votes to block Judge Alito’s confirmation. Reid recently told reporters that “Everyone knows there is [sic] not enough votes to support a filibuster.” However, the effort still has merit because, Reid Said, “I think it is an opportunity for people to express their opinion as to what a bad choice it was to replace Sandra Day O’Connor” with Alito.



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