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People like Ms. Power should be nowhere near positions of responsibility in which they can promote such radical views. If Senate Republicans are to ensure such an outcome, they will have to fight efforts to strip them of their ability to filibuster such deplorable presidential appointments and will have to use that ability, as well.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. was an assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan. He is president of the Center for Security Policy (SecureFreedom.org), a columnist for The Washington Times and host of the syndicated program “Secure Freedom Radio.”