Democrats made history by successfully filibustering Donald Trump’s SCOTUS nomination of Neil Gorsuch by a 55-45 margin. This now sets up a the nuclear option to confirm him by a simple majority. That involves rewriting the rules. That is a bad move for the Republicans.
Rather than the White House withdrawing the nomination, as other presidents have done, they would rather save face by going the nuclear option route. Sen. Chuck Schumer warned that going nuclear would destroy compromise and bipartisanship.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are determined to destroy one of the last distinctions that truly makes America’s democracy the greatest in the world.
As expected, the Senate Dems who vote AGAINST the filibuster of Gorsuch were:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) April 6, 2017