ABC News is reporting that Senate Democrats iintend to filibuster President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. There is another link here.
I don't have a dog in this hunt, it matters not one whit to me who is finally confirned as Education Secretary. Frankly, I don't think that we need a US Department of Education. That's something better done by the states and local school districts.
But, as part of the nominating process, I'm glad to see that the Senate Democrats are engaged in vigorous floor debate. The "filibuster" has lost all of it's depth and rigor since someone adopted the idea that a filibuster could occur by simply threatening one. TH US Senate is supposed to be the greatest debating society in the world, and if you want to filibuster, then stand up on your hind legs and talk until the larynx gives out. That's what it's about.
I applaud the Democrats for this activity, simply because it's part-and-parcel of the debate. Even if I think they're wrong, )and I generally think that Democrats are wrong about everything), it's good procedure. There is nothing like a good debate, even if your arguments are doomed to failure.