Republican Senate Initiate “Harry Reid Rule” For Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS Vote!

You’ve heard it called the “Senate Nuclear Option” by me many times but this is an option initiated by former Sen. Harry Reid (D), and Republicans are using it.

Democrats have complained about the Republicans using their rule for the last few weeks. They’ve even said the GOP have resorted to using tricks to get their judge passed to the Supreme Court. The truth is Democrats lost big time filibustering Neil Gorsuch, a man who most of them voted in unity to sit him on the federal bench.

Democrats played a political game and lost, and they have nobody to blame but themselves.

Source: Fox News

Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday afternoon in a bid to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, moving to overcome a Democratic filibuster just minutes earlier.

The Senate initially voted 55-45 on a motion to end debate on Gorsuch, with four Democrats breaking ranks; it needed 60 to succeed. Known as a filibuster, this vote triggered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to go “nuclear.”

This means he is trying to change Senate precedent so that the Senate can move to a final roll call with just a simple majority of 51 votes, as opposed to 60. If he succeeds, a final confirmation vote would be held Friday.

The dramatic and fast-paced chain of events is poised to significantly change the way the Senate does business. Each party blames the other for the escalation and the breakdown in the Senate’s parliamentary decorum, and the impact could be felt for years, if not decades, to come.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, kicking off Thursday’s session, blasted Democrats for the filibuster attempt and accused them of driving the upper chamber to this point. He said their opposition to Gorsuch isn’t about the nominee but “the man who nominated him” – and part of an “extreme escalation in the left’s never-ending drive to politicize the courts and the confirmation process.”

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