They did it!

2017_04 Gorsuch filibuster Dem

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Senate approved a radical rules change today to allow Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to move to the final stage of being confirmed.

The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 48 to lower the number of votes that Gorsuch needs to be confirmed from 60 to 51. The Senate will likely vote on his confirmation tomorrow night.

The vote was along party lines.

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4 responses to “They did it!

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Dear Democrat Shills, Please direct me to the time back in 2013 when you chided Democrats for doing the EXACT SAME THING.

    As for the fact that you totally ignore how INSANELY PARTISAN Democrats are being about everything Trump, may I point out that recent polls show 60% of us no longer believe you?

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/04/03/it-has-never-been-worse-cnn-makes-excuses-condemns-gop-going

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  2. Pistol Pete

    It was democrats who changed the threshold for judicial nominees from a simple majority to a 60 vote standard in 2003 to deny George W. Bush his nominees to the court.
    The History of Democrat Deceit on Judicial Filibusters
    Sen. John Cornyn’s Excellent Explanation of How Democrats Weaponized Cloture Votes

    Keeping the Supreme Court out of the Harry Reid Option was not a principled move by Democrats. There were no openings on the Supreme Court in 2013, so there was no need to apply the Harry Reid Rule to Supreme Court nominations. But in the run up to the 2016 presidential election, both Reid and Democrat VP nominee Tim Kaine promised to use the Harry Reid Rule for Supreme Court nominations if Hillary won and Democrats retook the Senate.

    Hillary didn’t win and Democrats didn’t retake the Senate. And Republicans just did what Democrats did in 2013 and promised to do in 2017.

    The reaction from Democrats is hyperbolic outrage.
    Democrats were warned in 2013 that what goes around comes around.

    Today it came around.

    Senator John Cornyn, after Republicans exercised the Harry Reid Option and passed a cloture motion to end debate, nicely summed up the history of Democrat perfidy on judicial filibusters, and how it has been Democrats who have weaponized cloture votes.

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