Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement on Senator Jeanne Shaheen voting to break longstanding senate rules regarding presidential nominees:
"First Senator Jeanne Shaheen uses backroom deals to ram ObamaCare through Congress, and now she votes to reverse 225 years of precedent to help President Obama force his radical nominees through the Senate. This is nothing more than a disgraceful Washington power grab and it shows that Jeanne Shaheen is willing to do whatever it takes to further Barack Obama's liberal agenda.
"When Democrats were in the minority in 2005, Senators including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Harry Reid forcefully attacked attempts to overturn longstanding filibuster rules. Now that they are in the majority, Democrats are exhibiting rank partisan hypocrisy by taking the same actions that they once denounced. Jeanne Shaheen is blindly supporting this hypocritical power grab because she is a loyal foot solider for her party's leadership who lacks the independence that Granite Staters expect from their elected officials."