Progressives are still clinging to hope that Democrats will still rise up to filibuster the nomination of Samuel Alito, but the nominee just picked up the support of another Democrat: The Associated Press is reporting that Robert Byrd will join Tim Johnson and Ben Nelson in voting to confirm.
A third Democrat for Alito
As progressives cling to hope for a filibuster, the AP says Robert Byrd will vote to confirm Bush's nominee.
January 27, 2006 12:57AM (UTC)
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.MORE FROM Tim Grieve