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McConnell Refuses to Rule Out Nuclear Option for Supreme Court

Harry Reid ended the filibuster for Obama’s nominees to everything but the Supreme Court. If the Democrats obstruct, it’s time to go nuclear again. Let them taste their own medicine.

From the Washington Examiner.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of invoking the so-called “nuclear option” when confirming the next Supreme Court justice, answering repeated inquiries by expressing confidence on Sunday that President Trump’s nominee will get confirmed.

The nuclear option would allow Senate Republicans to confirm the Supreme Court nominee with a simple majority and not the 60-vote supermajority required under current Senate rules. While former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the nuclear option in 2013 for lower court judges, he left the rules surrounding Supreme Court confirmations intact.

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10 Responses to McConnell Refuses to Rule Out Nuclear Option for Supreme Court

  1. I’d say that could come back to bite them in the butt bone. But looking at the “leadership” of the Democratic party, there’s not much to worry about for at least another 12 years or so…