Senate GOP delays climate debate still further by forcing clerk to read Boxer amendment
Today in Senate action on the Climate Security Act, Republicans are forcing the clerk to read the entirety of the Boxer substitute amendment [PDF], claiming they haven’t had enough time to read it yet. It’s 157 pages long. Boxer, of course, protested, but her appeal was rejected.
The clerk’s been reading for an hour already. Oh wait, they had to switch clerks because the first one got tired … Wait, now they’re on to a third clerk …
UPDATE: Apparently they’re not just reading the amendment — they’re reading the whole frickin’ 492-page version [PDF] of the bill that the sponsors released this week. Kill me.