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Durbin’s Floor Statement


Notwithstanding all the camouflage they’re trying to get from other issues, does anyone seriously doubt that Senator Durbin and every single other Democrat on the Judiciary Committee would rush to vote for Judge Alito’s confirmation if they believed that he would be a strong supporter of the Supreme Court’s power grab on abortion? So it’s particularly nauseating to hear Durbin invoke the wisdom of Solomon again (and to charge that Alito will recognize “the rights of the powerful in America over the powerless”).

I’ll just repeat what I said four months ago when Durbin played the religion card with John Roberts: Senator Durbin, in case you missed the point of Solomon’s most famous demonstration of his wisdom, he was actually opposed to cutting up babies.


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