My guess is that he backs off within a day or so, most likely by this afternoon, as Republicans come to him and tell him that it's a fight they don't want.Tonight's WaPo:
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has released his controversial "holds" on more than 70 pending presidential nominations, the senator's office said Monday night.OK, it was Monday night, not Friday afternoon; I blame the snow. And the brief story doesn't say anything about Republicans telling him to back off...but it's not as if a lot of Republicans have publicly backed him, either. And for what it's worth, Shailagh Murray's story also reports a White House claim that they gave him nothing. One never knows, but I bet that's correct. Of course, Shelby did get to grandstand for his constituents for a few days, so he may think of it as a win.
In other news, I really should have mentioned that I liked the "under" on the Super Bowl.