Posted by: maboulette | February 2, 2017

Bring down Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch


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Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch who the president nominee to the fill the current vacancy.

INTERVIEW

In an interview on Monday morning Sen Jeff Merkley stated that he will filibuster any pick that is not Merrick Garland and that the vast majority of his caucus will oppose Trump’s nomination. That means Trump’s nominee will need 60 votes to be confirmed by the Senate.

STOLEN SEAT

“This is a stolen seat. This is the first time a Senate majority has stolen a seat,” Merkley said in an interview. “We will use every lever in our power to stop this.”

SENATE RULES

It’s a move that will prompt a massive partisan battle over Trump’s nominee and could lead to an unraveling of the Senate rules if Merkley is able to get 41 Democrats to join him in a filibuster. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) also reminded her Twitter followers on Sunday night that Supreme Court nominees can still be blocked by the Senate minority, unlike all other executive and judicial nominees.

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