Monday, June 20, 2005

54 - 38, the Motion Fails

The cloture motion on the Bolton nomination failed 54 - 38, short of the necessary 3/5 needed to close debate. The White House stubbornly rejected all overtures to provide the requested documents that, if provided, would have cleared the way for an up-or-down vote.
The only way left for the White House is to send Bolton to the UN via a recess appointment. In the meanwhile, head over to TWN to commend Steve Clemons for a job very well done.


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