Yesterday it was just Kerry and Kennedy willing to step up to the plate to fight for our democracy. Today, several names have been added, including two prominent female Senators: Clinton and Feinstein. Go Kerry! Go!
Everyone is calling it an "upward hill climb". So what, they are fighting. It's about time. He is doing this based on his convictions:
Despite describing the filibuster drive as "an uphill climb," Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy Thursday backed Kerry's efforts.
"This is a vote of a generation and a test of conscience," Kennedy said in a statement. "Judge Alito does not share the values of equality and justice that make this country strong. He does not deserve a place on the highest court of the land."
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, tells CNN that she will support the filibuster, as will California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
"Based on a very long and thoughtful analysis of the record and transcript, which I tried to indicate in my floor statement yesterday, I've decided that I will vote no on cloture," Feinstein said in a statement.
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However, a Kerry aide told CNN the senator is not concerned about the gossip on Capitol Hill and is standing on principle in backing the filibuster.
"Judge Alito's confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court," Kerry said in a written statement.