Saturday, November 17, 2007

Reid refuses to recess

By Libby

It's nice to have something good to say about Harry for a change and keeping the Senate in session over Thanksgiving is surely a welcome move.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has decided to keep the chamber in session over the Thanksgiving break to block President Bush from making any unsavory recess appointments while Senators are out of town.

In a statement inserted in the record Friday, the Majority Leader said he will hold the Senate in a series of pro forma or nonvoting sessions to prevent the controversial practice.

It's about time he started using the power of his office and this is a welcome change but I have to agree with Kyle that I wish he had thought of this before they caved on Mukasey. Further, it doesn't make up for the failures of the past eleven months but it's certainly a good start. I hope he keeps it up.

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