Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sen. Orrin Hatch: 'There Are All Kinds of Ways We Could Shut Down the Senate, and I Know Them All'

If Democrats use the reconciliation process on Obamacare and VP Joe Biden to overrule the Senate parliamentarian on amendments, he will uses every rule possible to shut down the Senate.

FOX Nation
During floor consideration of a reconciliation bill, with Biden in the chair, they will seek to bypass Republican amendments, even if the parliamentarian rules our amendments germane,”Hatch says, in an interview with National Review Online. “They want to limit debate to 20 hours, so they will use the vice president to call any amendment dilatory and overrule the parliamentarian. It would be a terrible process, and an arrogant strategy that abuses the rules and the trust of the American people. These people are so left wing, and want power so badly. If they go down that path, and pull this kind of stuff to get their way, it will blow up the Senate.”

...There are all kinds of ways we could shut down the Senate, and I know them all.

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