According to Reuters, Harry Reid needs help … I mean, more votes.
“With time running out for a possible compromise, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid appealed to Republican colleagues on Monday to break ranks in the battle over President Bush’s judicial nominees.
“Reid said if a handful of Republicans side with Democrats, they could preserve Senate rules that help check the powers of the White House by permitting procedural roadblocks, known as filibusters, against candidates for the federal bench.
“‘I’m confident and hopeful that there will be six Republican senators who will be profiles in courage,” said Reid of Nevada in a Senate speech. “I believe there must be at least six out there.’”
Democrats said they were a couple of votes short in this struggle that could shift the balance of power between Congress and the White House