Shelby Threatens to Filibuster the Auto BailoutDecember 7, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace:
From what Shelby’s saying here – “I think we need to debate it, and that’s what filibustering is about,” and “I hope that we’ll be able to have an extended debate on it” – it sounds like he’ll object to a unanimous consent agreement on the Big-Three loan bill and force the Democrats to pass it the hard and slow way. Depending on how much support he can drum up from friends in the Senate to help him stall debate on the floor, Shelby could turn passage of the pared down bailout into a week long process.
The full transcript of Senators Shelby and Levin on FNS yesterday can be read here.