Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Frist is Out of Control

I missed this in all the coverage today of the pre-game build up to Bill Frist and the GOP's nuclear build up:
On the same day that a federal judge whose family was assassinated testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about courthouse safety, Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) described Democratic efforts opposing some of President Bush’s judicial nominees as “leadership-led use of Cloture vote to kill, to defeat, to assassinate these nominees.”
This is nuts. Frist is now using the language of violence to describe what the Democrats are doing? This after the Republican Senator Cornyn's defense of, and Republican Majority Leader DeLay's remarks about retribution toward judges and made the same day as a judge who understands what real nut-jobs are capable of is testifying about violence toward judges? Frist and the GOP are out of control. Religious extremists are puling the strings and the GOP is over reaching in a grab for power. Thankfully Senator Durbin, who makes this IL resident proud, provides the smackdown:
On the same day that a federal judge whose family was assassinated testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about courthouse safety, Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) described Democratic efforts opposing some of President Bush’s judicial nominees as “leadership-led use of Cloture vote to kill, to defeat, to assassinate these nominees.”
Thanks to Swing State Project for turning me on to this.