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McConnell Says Talk of Kagan Filibuster Premature

Sunday, 20 Jun 2010 11:12 AM


The Senate's top Republican says it's too early to say whether GOP lawmakers might try to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan even though hearings are set to begin June 28.

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says he finds some of her views "quite troubling" and mentions political speech and the First Amendment in particular.

He's leaving open the possibility of a filibuster, but tells "Fox News Sunday" it's "entirely too early to know whether that would be appropriate."

President Barack Obama chose Kagan, the solicitor general, to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

Democrats have a comfortable majority in the Senate, and so far Republicans have shown little inclination to undertake a filibuster.

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