NOVEMBER 1, 2005
SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR BILL FRIST (R-TN),
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
U.S. SENATOR TRENT LOTT (R-MS)
U.S. SENATOR JON KYL (R-AZ)
U.S. SENATOR RICK SANTORUM (R-PA)
FRIST: About 10 minutes ago or so, the United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership. I say that because with absolutely no warning at the leadership level, no warning whatsoever, some time after 2 o'clock today, the Democratic leader appropriately took the floor -- took control of the floor of the United States Senate and put us in, according with the Senate rules, a private session, which is not a public session -- and we'll describe that in a little more detail -- which at least in recent history is unprecedented.