Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-Tenn.) outlined his plans should Democrats delay Samuel Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Earlier in the week, Frist said he wouldn’t tolerate Democrats’ stall tactics.
Following a conference call with Senate Republicans, he announced:
"Nothing right now is more key than the Senate voting, up or down, on the nomination of Judge Alito," Frist said. "I will keep the Senate at work and focused on the Alito nomination until we are done. Judge Alito, his family and the American people deserve a prompt and fair up or down vote on the Senate floor. When it comes to any delay in Judge Alito’s nomination, a Justice delayed will not be a Justice denied."