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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shut Down the Senate

I think this is an excellent idea that the Democrats should implement immediately:

Under one scenario, the boldest, most extreme step Democrats could take is to drag Senate business to a slow crawl. They could refuse to allow consideration of any legislation or nominees awaiting confirmation votes until Trump agrees to appoint a special prosecutor. Republicans could try to work around Democratic objections, but the result would be too slow the pace of chamber’s work.
With dozens of Trump administration nominees awaiting confirmation hearings or up-or-down votes on the Senate floor, such a move would likely hamper executive branch agencies currently lacking political leadership and draw the ire of Republicans.
But pressure to block Senate business began percolating late Tuesday.
“Democrats and Republicans who still have dignity should grind government to a halt until a special prosecutor is named,” tweeted Jon Favreau, a speechwriter for President Barack Obama who now co-hosts a podcast popular with progressives.

I think this would be an action most Americans would understand, and it would also muck up the business of the Senate.

Having said that, I'm watching the Senate vote down the Republicans' repeal of Obama's methane  rule. So that's a positive development there.

Now excuse me as I go watch C-SPAN 2 all day...

UPDATE (5/10/2017, 10:47 PM): Oh, it's on:

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