Senate Democrats

Senate GOP Divided Over Whether To Prolong Losing Battle Against Popular Consumer Watchdog

As Lee, Wicker Plan Reprisals, GOP Senators Shun Fight as ‘Not Effective Strategy’, ‘Not Astute Thing To Do’

Top Senate Republicans Worried Potential Boycott of Cordray Hearing Will ‘Reflect Badly On Them’

GOP DIVIDED OVER PLANS BY LEE, WICKER TO CONTINUE BATTLING CORDRAY NOMINATION

SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “The caucus is still divided on what to do …” [Bloomberg, 1/7/11]

ROLL CALL: Senate GOP Not United on Nominations

POLITICO: Obama recess appointments: GOP stuck on response

FOXNEWS: With GOP Divided on Recess Appointments, Some Strike Out on Their Own

 

GOP SENATORS: CONTINUED FIGHT ‘NOT ASTUTE THING TO DO’ … ‘WOULD RATHER PURSUE POSITIVE AGENDA’

SEN. BOB CORKER (R-TN): “I would be surprised if you see mass reprisals. I just don’t think that’s what’s going to happen. I don’t think anybody is going to consider that to be a very astute or intelligent thing to do.” [Politico, 1/26/11]

SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI): “I don’t think that’d be a particularly effective strategy. I would much rather pursue a positive agenda.” [Politico, 1/26/11]

SEN. MIKE CRAPO (R-ID): “I don’t think to gum up the process out of spite would be helpful. We need to be about the business of building solutions.” [Politico, 1/26/11]

REPUBLICANS DEFECTING FROM PLANS TO BOYCOTT BANKING HEARING

GOP SENATORS WORRIED BOYCOTT ‘WOULD REFLECT BADLY ON THEM.’ According to National Journal, Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee “were unable to get all GOP committee members to sign onto a full-scale boycott. A Senate staffer who declined to be named said that after Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., declined to skip the hearing, several other committee members decided to attend, fearing Corker’s presence would reflect badly on them.” [National Journal, 1/26/11]

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