At tonight's CPAC dinner a fellow Cuba, Manuel "Manny" Miranda, was honored for his work in the judiciary committee and standing up to Democrat in what is infamously known in DC as "Memogate."
In 2004 Miranda was working for the Judiciary Committee and was a top judicial aide for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.). While working on the committee he uncovered some memos written by the Democrats, and clearly the Dems were upset. They attacked Miranda.
Many Republicans, and especially Senator Hatch, buckled and fired Miranda. Though he did nothing illgeal.
What really brought Miranda to another level was when he created the National Coalition to End Judicial Filibusters from his lap top from home. The goup was built to pressure Republican senators to use the “nuclear option,” a parliamentary tactic that would takes away of the minority party - Dems- of filibustering judicial nominees.
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When accepting his award at CPAC's dinner on Friday night Miranda was almost to tears. He thanked everyone that supported him during the last VERY hard few years. He also thanked the United States for accepting his family into this great country and providing him with the wonderful opportunities of a free society.
Also honored was Ms. Kilo of the US Supreme Court case about eminent domain.