Good for NOTHING Dems Secure Votes for Filibuster of Gorsuch, Are We Going NUCLEAR?
Under the leadership of Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrats have moved their chips to all in on the filibuster. In their desire to subvert all things related to President Trump, and to defeat the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, they now gamble everything. Will Senator Mitch McConnell now go nuclear on the vote for SCOTUS? McConnell has promised confirmation this week. What do you think?
As Written By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
Senate Democrats secured enough votes to sustain a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, ensuring Republicans will abolish cloture votes on high court nominees — the so-called nuclear option.
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware became the 41st Democrat to publicly commit to blocking Gorsuch’s nomination before it reaches the Senate floor Monday afternoon. Current Senate rules require the chamber to hold a procedural vote closing debate on a nomination or piece of legislation. The vote requires the support of 60 senators — a group of 41 senators or more can permanently block the Senate from taking action on a particular matter.
Coons told the panel that he was reluctant to support the filibuster, and hoped the parties would broker a deal to avoid abolishing it for Supreme Court nominees.
“The principles that have defined the Senate are crumbling, and we are poised to hasten that this …..
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