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Thursday, April 06, 2017

JUST IN: Republicans invoke 'nuclear option' to move Neil Gorsuch nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday set in motion the so-called "nuclear option," a Republican-directed change to Senate precedent aimed at confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch over the objections of Democrats.

McConnell's proposed change would set a new precedent in the Senate that will allow all Supreme Court nominees to more easily win confirmation by eliminating the 60-vote filibuster, and allowing them to advance with just 51 votes.

McConnell set in motion that change just before noon on Thursday, after Democrats voted to block the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the high court. It also came after Democrats proposed delaying the consideration of Gorsuch until after the two-week Easter recess.



Anonymous said...

Elections matter, thank goodness.

BTW, both Cardin and Van Hollen voted against Gorsuch in each instance today.
We gotta get those clowns out of Congress.

Anonymous said...

Schumer wouldn't allow a vote so they had no other option.

Anonymous said...

We'll call it the "Harry Reid" option - based on his esteemed Senate leadership of the past.

Good for them - screw the partisan obstructionists. Now we're ready when the next SCOTUS seat opens up - for an even better candidate!

Thanks Harry!

Anonymous said...

2 TERMS for these politicians if its good enough for a President its good enough these SWAMP SNOWFLAKE BASTARDS.

Anonymous said...

Hey Shmucky Schumer, did that nuke feel good going in?

Anonymous said...

twice now the Senate followed DumbocRAT lead for the good. They followed the Biden / Schumer lead for not bringing up Obama's Supreme Court pick and now the Reid / Schumer lead to go nuclear. This is refreshing. Hope they keep up this way.

Obama Crooked Bastardo said...

Go figure, of course both Cardin and Van Hollen voted NO, being instructed by the Democ-rat "leader" Chucky Schumer. Slimey Crooks they are, it's a shame to be called Senators. Term Limits Now!
Drain the Swamp and feed these Bastards to the alligators.

Anonymous said...

Nuke the Demon-crats Every time they try to Block the USA !