Taking offense at being described as a “puppet” of President Bush, Sen.
Arlen Specterfired back at Majority Leader Harry Reidon Wednesday, suggesting the Nevada Democrat isn’t up to running the Senate.
Reid on Dec. 4 had blamed what he called Republican obstructionism in the Senate on allegiance to Bush.
“He is the man who is pulling the strings on the 49 puppets he has here in the Senate,” Reid said, referring to the chamber’s GOP members.
Specter, R-Pa., cried foul and declared that Reid had not only violated Senate Rule XIX, which prohibits the questioning of a senator’s integrity, but was just flat wrong.
A Senate Judiciary Committee vote on contempt resolutions against Karl Rove and White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten were postponed following an objection by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). Under Judiciary Committee rules, the vote will be postponed for one week.
Does he dream of someday being transformed into a real Senator?