Jun 08 2005

Senate Ends Filibuster on William Pryor

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today said he was pleased the Senate had voted to end the filibuster on William Pryor of Alabama. The vote in the Senate was 67-32. On Thursday, the Senate will vote on his confirmation. Graham made the following statement after the vote. “Of all the judicial candidates who have been filibustered, I have felt the most sympathy for William Pryor and Charles Pickering. “Pryor is one of the most courageous and qualified individuals nominated to serve on the federal bench. He is a solid conservative who has taken some very brave stands in his home state of Alabama to uphold the law and enforce judicial decrees. He’s also been unmercifully maligned by critics for sharing the values of average every day citizens in Alabama and throughout much of the country. “He will be a conservative judge every American can be proud because he will uphold the law – not make it. “Today’s vote ending the filibuster was long overdue and allows a great nominee to move forward. I hope his vindication comes tomorrow when a majority of the Senate confirms him to the federal bench.” ####