Republicans go ‘nuclear,’ bust through
Democratic filibuster on Gorsuch
by Judson Berger
{} ~ Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday in their drive to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, dramatically changing the way the Senate does business in order to overcome a Democratic filibuster... In a fast-paced chain of events that clears the way for Gorsuch to be confirmed by Friday evening, majority Republicans changed Senate precedent so that a high court nominee can advance to a final vote with a simple majority of 51 senators, as opposed to 60. By Senate standards, this was ground-shaking. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared he did so to “restore norms” and get past what he called an “unprecedented” Democratic filibuster...     

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Remember 2013? The Democrats hope you don’t.

This is what Harry Reid said back then about nuking the filibuster (courtesy of NTK News):

Harry Reid On Republicans Nuking The Filibuster For Supreme Court Nominees: ‘Let Them Do It’

“Aren’t you worried Republicans will just get rid of the filibuster on the Supreme Court anyway?”

“Let ’em do it!”

You heard the man, Republicans. Harry Reid wants you to do it. Chuck Schumer stood right next to him when he said so.

Do it. Nuke it till it glows. Bask in the warm cheerful light of it while the tears run down Schumer’s face.

Do it.

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Good job, McConnell. He let it all play out just to see what they would do and then yanked the rug out.

Yes indeed




EXPLOSIVE Press Conference w/ McConnell


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