News Alert: Democrats secure enough votes to filibuster Gorsuch, setting the stage for Senate Republicans to enact the ‘nuclear option’

Four more Senate Democrats confirmed they will support a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, giving the minority party the requisite 41 votes to maintain their procedural roadblock under pressure from Republicans. The rules change known as ‘nuclear option’ would allow Republicans to proceed with this and potentially future Supreme Court nominees on a simple majority vote, upending a long-standing Senate tradition that forces the governing party to seek bipartisan support.

 
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News Alert Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 1:20 p.m.
 
 
Democrats secure enough votes to filibuster Gorsuch, setting the stage for Senate Republicans to enact the ‘nuclear option’
Four more Senate Democrats confirmed they will support a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, giving the minority party the requisite 41 votes to maintain their procedural roadblock under pressure from Republicans. The rules change known as ‘nuclear option’ would allow Republicans to proceed with this and potentially future Supreme Court nominees on a simple majority vote, upending a long-standing Senate tradition that forces the governing party to seek bipartisan support.
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