The Center for American Progress catches Bill Frist rewriting history:

Speaking to the Federalist Society on November 12, Frist said filibustering judicial nominees is “radical. It is dangerous and it must be overcome.”[1] Frist called judicial filibusters “nothing less than a formula for tyranny by the minority.” When Bill Clinton was President, however, Frist engaged in the same behavior he is now condemning. In 1996 Clinton nominated Judge Richard Paez to the 9th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. Conservatives in Congress held up Paez’s nomination for more than four years, culminating in an attempted filibuster on March 8, 2000…Frist was directly confronted with this vote by Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation 11/21/04). Schieffer said “Senator, a group called The American Progress Action Fund sent me a question to ask you. And here’s what it says: `Senator Frist, if you oppose the use of the filibuster for judicial nominations, why did you vote to filibuster Judge Richard Paez when President Clinton nominated him to the 9th Circuit?'” Frist replied “Filibuster, cloture, it gets confusing–as a scheduling or to get more information is legitimate. But no to kill nominees.”

…On March 9, 2000, Former Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) issued a press release describing the intent of the Paez filibuster vote the day before. The release says Senator Smith “built a coalition of several moderate and conservative Senators in an effort to block” Paez’s nomination. Frist was a part of that coalition. Smith did not organize the filibuster to get more information on Paez (after all his nomination had been pending for four years). He organized the filibuster because he had already decided Paez was “out of the mainstream of political though and…should [not] be on the court”

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