Harry Reid announced a short time ago that he will vote NO on John Roberts nomination as Chief Justice,
“voicing doubts about Roberts’ commitment to civil rights and accusing the Bush administration of stonewalling requests for documents that might shed light on his views.”
Reid also said Roberts followed a “disingenuous strategy” at last week’s confirmation hearings of suggesting that the views in the memos were not his own.
Not all Senate Democrats seem as willing to vote NO on Roberts.
Within minutes, other Democrats had begun to signal their intentions.
“I’ve not seen anything that would cause me to vote against” Roberts, said Ben Nelson, who represents Republican Nebraska and often crosses party lines to support President Bush’s legislative proposals.
“I’m inclined to vote for Roberts unless something else comes up,” said Sen. Max Baucus , D-Mont. “It’s a close call.”