- Robert Byrd (D-W.V.)
- Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)
- Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
- Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
I wonder, do these senators really and truly believe that Alito is the best person to fill that spot on the judiciary, or are they just too fucking lazy to get into it with the Republicans? Seriously.
This quote from Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, says it best:
This vote is painful proof that a majority of senators will not stand up for women's rights, civil rights and our right to privacy when it counts the most.Indeed. But Atrios provides a list of the 25 Democratic senators who did just that. I can now breathe a sigh of relief that Boxer and Feinstein are part of this list.