Senate Pulls ‘Nuclear’ Trigger To Ease Gorsuch Confirmation

| April 7, 2017

This is how the Senate changes — not with a bang, but with a motion to overturn the ruling of the chair.

By a simple majority vote, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., set a new precedent in the Senate that will ease the confirmation for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Friday, after 30 more hours of debate on the floor.

“This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court justice,” said McConnell in a closing floor speech.

Senate Democrats voted against ending debate on Gorsuch’s nomination on a near party-line vote, leaving Republicans shy the 60-vote hurdle required by Senate rules to move on to a final confirmation vote.

Democrats opposed Gorsuch for a variety of reasons, including his conservative judicial philosophy, dissatisfaction with his answers during his confirmation hearings and a simmering resentment towards McConnell’s decision to block any consideration of President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland last year.

 

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source: http://www.npr.org/2017/04/06/522847700/senate-pulls-nuclear-trigger-to-ease-gorsuch-confirmation

  • The Redman

    Crooked white-folks ruined america

    • thomas

      No truth is the Democrats giving the Us Treasury away to Drug Addicts Baby-Popper Mothers on Welfare Food Stamps with 30 babies with 30 different fathers of No-Good Ethics & Decency to support his own child or children , Living totally off Benefits paid for by REAL US WORKERS. the Low Life’s of Rowdy Black, Latino, Mexican, Slum communities ate away at the Federal Welfare SSI programs so no money left for those whom actually worked for those Benefits ever get to receive them . DEMOCRAT ( NAZI-COMMIES-MARXIST-SOCIALIST-PROGRESSIVES ) PARTY RUINED AMERICA DELIBERATELY .

      • The Redman

        Hey, tommy-turd. U ingrate inbreeds ruined America long ago. yall love 2 steal, kill, inbreed, and lie. ask yo no good mama who yo 4 real pappy is, its yo uncle, boy. hahahahahhahahaha. Y do so many of U subhuman love 2 rape ya own brats, and den call em kids. hahahahahahhaahah.