Obama in 2009: Nuclear Option on Filibuster Unpatriotic

Sunday, 24 Nov 2013 12:45 PM

By Audrey Hudson

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As the junior senator from Illinois in 2005, Barack Obama urged his colleagues in a floor to speech to carefully consider the wide-ranging effects on triggering the so-called 'nuclear option' when it comes to confirming a president's judicial nominee.

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When asked about President Barack Obama's support for the Senate's sudden reversal this week in the long-standing procedure, a White House spokesman said the rules should be changed because there are too many judicial vacancies during the Obama administration.

However, The Washington Times reports that Republicans have helped confirm 215 judges during Obama's term, and only filibustered two nominees.

Yahoo.com also reports that former President George W. Bush actually had a lower percentage of circuit court nominees approved during his time in office than Obama.

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