Opinion

October 13, 2010

Commentary: Sen. DeMint's high-handed move

Voters of different political persuasions are likely to see Sen. Jim DeMint's recent display of unilateral power in different lights. Just before Congress convened last month to go home and campaign, DeMint announced that for the rest of the congressional session, all bills and nominations that were set to be routinely passed on unanimous consent would have to go through his office first. He said he wanted to review each bill to ensure that no hidden measures slipped through.

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