Senate GOP Goes Nuclear

Headline Roundup April 6th, 2017

The Republicans in the Senate just invoked the nuclear option, blowing up the Democrats attempt at filibustering Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Senate GOP Goes Nuclear

From the Left
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"It is depressing; I'm very depressed,” Republican Sen. John McCain said this week.

“We're going down the wrong path here,” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said.

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From the Right
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Harry Reid's legacy is thus cemented. Democrats' unprecedented filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch has been broken under the nuclear option they pioneered in 2013. Every single Republican voted to invoke the Reid Rule, including some who had expressed a strong hesitancy to do so; that's how indefensible Democrats' conduct has been. The Senate will now reach cloture on the nomination with 51 votes, setting up a final confirmation tomorrow. It's over. Neil Gorsuch will be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:

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From the Center
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Senate Republicans eliminated the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees Thursday, thwarting Democratic opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court and removing a key pillar of the minority’s power to exert influence in the chamber.

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