Specter Still Seeking Deal

by Jonathan H. Adler

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on an interview with Senator Specter calling for “a show of independence” by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to reject the calls for a nuclear showdown and forge a compromise. The filibuster fight is largely driven by activists on the extreme, Specter said. Adding “I think the way to approach it is for both party leaders not only to release their caucuses from party-line voting but to urge independent voting on the issue. I think if that were to happen there wouldn’t be a filibuster and some of these nominees might well be defeated.”

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