Conservatives Block Vote on Ending The War

Bill Scher

Minutes ago, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid asked for unanimous consent to move to a vote on the Levin-Reed amendment to effectively end the occupation. Sen. Minority Whip Trent Lott objected, and the filibuster continues.

Reid admonished the obstructionists: “The time for speeches has ended … we want some votes.”

Since conservatives surely want everyone to know about their glorious obstructing of the public will, be sure to watch the action on C-Span 2.

UPDATE (4:05 PM ET): Lott insisted that Republicans were “ready to vote.” Minutes later, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin repeated Reid’s request for unanimous consent to move to a vote, and Lott — sans shame — objected again.

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