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LAWRENCE — Bob Dole urged Senate leaders Tuesday to resolve a fight over judges even if it means “staying up all night long.”
Speaking for the first time inside the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, the former senator from Kansas said he was confident that a compromise over judicial appointments could be reached without using the “nuclear option,” or a change in rules that would prohibit Democrats from nomination-killing filibusters.
“There's still time to work it out,” Dole said.
But if leaders can't break the stalemate, he said, Republican leaders should push ahead.
“If everything else fails, then if you're the majority party, you're supposed to lead, and you're going to have to do what you need to lead,” the former Republican majority leader told several hundred people inside the institute's main hall. Dozens more sat in chairs outside the hall to watch on closed-circuit television.
Kansas City Star